Jay Hendrick

Region: MFA Annual

Website: http://jayhendrick.com/home.html

City / State: Abilene, TX

I am interested in interweaving polarities through the juxtaposition of grids and semi-grids, using techniques that include hybridization, transparency, erasure, effortless gesture, and iteration/reiteration. My hope is that these techniques cause forms to collude and collide to form ambiguous hierarchies. The polarities bring belief systems into conflict, resulting in uncertainty. If I make a claim, it seems that I must, within the same breath, counter that claim. I play devil’s advocate, both with others’ claims and, especially, my own. I believe this might be a useful way to learn, though I am not a dogmatic relativist. Doubt is not a full measure. It is a means, not an end.