DARK SIDE OF THE MOON WEST
       
     
Dark Side of the Moon (detail)
       
     
Dark Side of the Moon (detail)
       
     
SA-1 West, AS-102 West, Apollo 1 West
       
     
Apollo 1 West
       
     
Apollo 1 West (detail)
       
     
Apollo 7 West
       
     
Apollo 7 West (detail)
       
     
Apollo 8 West
       
     
Apollo 10 West
       
     
Apollo 11 West
       
     
Apollo 11 West (detail)
       
     
Apollo 11 West (detail)
       
     
Apollo 12 West
       
     
Apollo 13 West
       
     
Apollo 13 West (detail)
       
     
Apollo 15 West
       
     
Apollo 16 West
       
     
Apollo 17 West
       
     
AS-104 West, AS-103 West, Apollo 8 West
       
     
AS-101 West
       
     
AS-102 West
       
     
AS-102 West (detail)
       
     
AS-103 West
       
     
AS-103 West (detail)
       
     
AS-104 West
       
     
SA-1 West
       
     
SA-2 West
       
     
SA-2 West (detail)
       
     
SA-2 West (detail)
       
     
SA-3 West
       
     
SA-4 West
       
     
DARK SIDE OF THE MOON WEST
       
     
DARK SIDE OF THE MOON WEST

In Dark Side of the Moon, I traverse the unknown and all of its mysteries.

There is inherent contradiction in the dark side of the moon; it is at once the beginning and the end, the question and the answer. Forever evading us, the dark side of the moon creates a looming absence in which the works situate themselves.

These futuristic landscapes are informed by the technological and post-industrial advances of man. Deeply in tune to the impacts, both positive and negative, of these innovations, I play with the roles of man and machine and the waning boundary between the two. The work is ultimately a protest against the destruction of our planet and our humanity.

So far, for the Dark Side of the Moon series, I have created 36 works, 18 in Beijing, and 18 in New York. The pieces are twelve hours apart – literally, half the world away – and titled in pairs. Each “West” piece has a corresponding “East” piece, one black, one white. Thus the works become magnetic poles and the physical space between them becomes part of the work. They shall never meet – each is the other’s dark side, without hierarchy.

Dark Side of the Moon (detail)
       
     
Dark Side of the Moon (detail)
Dark Side of the Moon (detail)
       
     
Dark Side of the Moon (detail)
SA-1 West, AS-102 West, Apollo 1 West
       
     
SA-1 West, AS-102 West, Apollo 1 West

Acrylic, silkscreen, inkjet, laser cut wood veneer, and pencil on Plexiglas mounted on wood
Each 36” x 72”
2015

Apollo 1 West
       
     
Apollo 1 West

Acrylic, silkscreen, inkjet, and pencil on Plexiglas mounted on wood
36” x 72”
2015

Apollo 1 West (detail)
       
     
Apollo 1 West (detail)
Apollo 7 West
       
     
Apollo 7 West

Acrylic, silkscreen, inkjet, and pencil on Plexiglas mounted on wood
36” x 72”
2015

Apollo 7 West (detail)
       
     
Apollo 7 West (detail)
Apollo 8 West
       
     
Apollo 8 West

Acrylic, silkscreen, inkjet, and pencil on Plexiglas mounted on wood
36” x 72”
2015

Apollo 10 West
       
     
Apollo 10 West

Acrylic, silkscreen, inkjet, and pencil on Plexiglas mounted on wood
36” x 72”
2015

Apollo 11 West
       
     
Apollo 11 West

Acrylic, silkscreen, inkjet, and pencil on Plexiglas mounted on wood
36” x 72”
2015

Apollo 11 West (detail)
       
     
Apollo 11 West (detail)
Apollo 11 West (detail)
       
     
Apollo 11 West (detail)
Apollo 12 West
       
     
Apollo 12 West

Acrylic, silkscreen, inkjet, and pencil on Plexiglas mounted on wood
36” x 72”
2015

Apollo 13 West
       
     
Apollo 13 West

Acrylic, silkscreen, inkjet, and pencil on Plexiglas mounted on wood
36” x 72”
2015

Apollo 13 West (detail)
       
     
Apollo 13 West (detail)
Apollo 15 West
       
     
Apollo 15 West

Acrylic, silkscreen, inkjet, and pencil on Plexiglas mounted on wood
36” x 72”
2015

Apollo 16 West
       
     
Apollo 16 West

Acrylic, silkscreen, inkjet, and pencil on Plexiglas mounted on wood
36” x 72”
2015

Apollo 17 West
       
     
Apollo 17 West

Acrylic, silkscreen, inkjet, and pencil on Plexiglas mounted on wood
36” x 72”
2015

AS-104 West, AS-103 West, Apollo 8 West
       
     
AS-104 West, AS-103 West, Apollo 8 West

Acrylic, silkscreen, inkjet, laser cut wood veneer, and pencil on Plexiglas mounted on wood
Each 36” x 72”
2015

AS-101 West
       
     
AS-101 West

Acrylic, silkscreen, inkjet, and pencil on Plexiglas mounted on wood
36” x 72”
2015

AS-102 West
       
     
AS-102 West

Acrylic, silkscreen, inkjet, laser cut wood veneer, and pencil on Plexiglas mounted on wood
36” x 72”
2015

AS-102 West (detail)
       
     
AS-102 West (detail)
AS-103 West
       
     
AS-103 West

Acrylic, silkscreen, inkjet, laser cut wood veneer, and pencil on Plexiglas mounted on wood
36” x 72”
2015

AS-103 West (detail)
       
     
AS-103 West (detail)
AS-104 West
       
     
AS-104 West

Acrylic, silkscreen, inkjet, laser cut wood veneer, and pencil on Plexiglas mounted on wood
36” x 72”
2015

SA-1 West
       
     
SA-1 West

Acrylic, silkscreen, inkjet, laser cut wood veneer, and pencil on Plexiglas mounted on wood
36” x 72”
2015

SA-2 West
       
     
SA-2 West

Acrylic, silkscreen, inkjet, laser cut wood veneer, and pencil on Plexiglas mounted on wood
36” x 72”
2015

SA-2 West (detail)
       
     
SA-2 West (detail)
SA-2 West (detail)
       
     
SA-2 West (detail)
SA-3 West
       
     
SA-3 West

Acrylic, silkscreen, inkjet, laser cut wood veneer, and pencil on Plexiglas mounted on wood
36” x 72”
2015

SA-4 West
       
     
SA-4 West

Acrylic, silkscreen, inkjet, and pencil on Plexiglas mounted on wood
36” x 72”
2015