Gregory Kaplowitz

Region: Pacific Coast


City / State: San Francisco, CA

My practice is guided by several primary interests: (1) the relationship between abstract painting and photogram photography, (2) the history of abstraction and its relationship to ritual practices, (3) the egregore, a concept from several traditions, of a thoughtform coming from a collective subconscious that produces an autonomous entity, such as a mythological god or a religious deity, that can also relate to more contemporary ideas like subcultures, cultural codes, and memes, and (4) an exploration of the question, can a queer gaze be embedded into a nonobjective image, or conversely, can an abstract image be inherently queer?