RAYMOND PADRON: HIGHLAND PARK POINT CLOUD
Stove Works / 1250 E 13th St. May 5 - 31st
IN THE LIBRARY: HIGHLAND PARK POINT CLOUD
WORK BY RAYMOND PADRON
OPENING: FRIDAY, MAY 5, 5-8 PM
A point cloud is a collection of data points in space (x,y,z) that lay the foundation of a digital form. Highland Park Point Cloud is a collection of 36 objects. Each scanned from the landscape of my neighborhood and CNC carved in wood. Together they outline the shape of a complex and changing community. An exercise in careful looking, albeit with the aid of a digital eye. An attempt at better knowing a place through its ecology and the objects that have been woven within it.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Raymond Padron is a sculptor and performance-based artist, experienced in a broad range of art-making processes and materials. Born in 1983, he grew up in the Northern Virginia suburbs of DC. In 2005 after receiving his B.A. in sculpture and graphic design from Messiah College in Grantham, PA, he moved south to the city of Chattanooga, TN. In 2011 he received his M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has since returned to Chattanooga, where he works in his studio, exhibits nationally, and teaches.