Bryce Speed

Gallery Affiliations: Modern Arts Midwest

Region: West


City / State: Tuscaloosa, AL

My work can be described formally as atmospheric and architectural. The Mid-Century interior and exterior Better Homes and Gardens-esque houses are stages for the mundane to unfold. Outside and inside merge and everything is visible. However, even in a state of complete openness and acceptance, conflict is always just under the surface, either from our internal or external causes. We respond by escaping, invading, or by doing nothing. In my drawings, architectural forms reference both the stability and instability of identity while forces of nature, like water and wind, invade and sometimes destroy, serving as a metaphor for the evolving self.