Souther Salazar Some Forgotten Corner of the Universe, 201561.5 x 37.5in. Mixed media on wood panel.

Souther Salazar
Attic Transmissions

Opening Reception:
Saturday March 28th
From 2-6pm

Runs March 28 – April 25, 2015

The work for this show came to me in fragments, written and doodled while living in Scrapper’s Attic. In the beginning I made piles of small drawings and notes. Each day I’d add a little more, or chop some of them up, creating patterns and possibilities for the future. Eventually, these particles of drawings grew and connected into larger systems, intuitively finding their way together and collectively becoming the final art piece. These are the attic transmissions.

I was interested in pursuing the spirit of spontaneity for this exhibition. Leading up to the show, I began carrying a suitcase filled with multiple sketchbooks and archival materials with which to play and experiment wherever I went. I wanted to allow the possibility of making art that can unfold at anytime, tuning into the frequency of capturing fragmented transmissions that lead to creativity, and actively connecting the planes of collecting and experimenting with the finality of making compelling work. Like little ghosts, or seeds carried by the wind, the opportunity to channel these intangible moments of inspiration can be elusive and fleeting. Through my life-long collecting practice it’s become easier to secure transitory moments; however, in the process of sifting through these memories to find true meaning it can often feel like searching through a dusty attic filled with unsorted boxes, a mess of memory and emotion that needs to be continually reconsidered, organized and contextualized for the present.

Through the process of becoming more aware and harmonious with the attic transmissions, I imagine myself suiting up and soaring through my own mind with ease, navigating the endless landscapes within and traveling at will to that area where a powerful memory exists. I visualize being able to browse through a magical inner space library where every collected memory or creative impulse has been archived into a perfect system. And every broken fragmented thought or dream is preserved and sorted into useful categories, all laid out with mediated clarity.

-Souther Salazar

About Souther Salazar (USA)
Souther Salazar was born in 1978 in Hayward, California and is currently based in Portland, Oregon. In 2003, he received a BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He utilizes mixed media, found objects and collaged layers of assemblage in his paintings, drawings and sculptures. Salazar creates densely-layered universes that offer aspirational spaces for dreaming, thinking and being. Salazar’s work has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Basel, Tokyo and São Paulo and included at exhibitions in institutions such as the Riverside Art Museum and the Japanese American National Museum, both in California. He also conceived and led The Trading Tortoise, a year long travelling community art project in 2013.

For additional information or artwork availability, please contact the gallery:
info@narwhalcontemporary.com
647-346-5317

Installation

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Selected Artwork

Souther Salazar Some Forgotten Corner of the Universe, 201561.5 x 37.5in. Mixed media on wood panel.

Souther Salazar
Some Forgotten Corner of the Universe, 2015
61.5 x 37.5in. Mixed media on wood panel.

Souther Salazar Spare Parts, 201531.5 x 13.5 in. Mixed media on wood panel.

Souther Salazar
Spare Parts, 2015
31.5 x 13.5 in. Mixed media on wood panel.

Souther Salazar Collection I, 201515 x15 in. Watercolor, ink, and collage on paper.

Souther Salazar
Collection I, 2015
15 x15 in. Watercolor, ink, and collage on paper.

Souther Salazar Collection II, 201515 x15 in. Watercolor, ink, and collage on paper.

Souther Salazar
Collection II, 2015
15 x15 in. Watercolor, ink, and collage on paper.

Souther Salazar Days Suspended, 201515 x 15 in. Watercolor, ink, and collage on paper.

Souther Salazar
Days Suspended, 2015
15 x 15 in. Watercolor, ink, and collage on paper.

Souther Salazar Working on My New Sound, 201525.5 x 25.5 in. Mixed media on wood panel.

Souther Salazar
Working on My New Sound, 2015
25.5 x 25.5 in. Mixed media on wood panel.

Souther Salazar El Dorado, 20158 x 5 in. Watercolor, ink, and collage on paper.

Souther Salazar
El Dorado, 2015
8 x 5 in. Watercolor, ink, and collage on paper.

Souther Salazar Safe Passage, 20158 x 5 in. Watercolor, ink, and collage on paper.

Souther Salazar
Safe Passage, 2015
8 x 5 in. Watercolor, ink, and collage on paper.

Souther Salazar Pepe Does it Again, 20158 x 5 in. Watercolor, ink, and collage on paper.

Souther Salazar
Pepe Does it Again, 2015
8 x 5 in. Watercolor, ink, and collage on paper.

Souther Salazar Watching the Town Awaken, 20158 x 5 in. Watercolor, ink, and collage on paper.

Souther Salazar
Watching the Town Awaken, 2015
8 x 5 in. Watercolor, ink, and collage on paper.

Souther Salazar Edge of Remembering, 201525.5 x 37.5 in. Mixed media on wood panel.

Souther Salazar
Edge of Remembering, 2015
25.5 x 37.5 in. Mixed media on wood panel.

Souther Salazar Echoes of a Memory, 201525.5 x 37.5 in. Mixed media on wood panel.

Souther Salazar
Echoes of a Memory, 2015
25.5 x 37.5 in. Mixed media on wood panel.

Souther Salazar Compact Odyssey, 20158 x 5 in. Watercolor, ink, and collage on paper.

Souther Salazar
Compact Odyssey, 2015
8 x 5 in. Watercolor, ink, and collage on paper.

Souther Salazar Little Wild Ideas, 20158 x 5 in. Watercolor, ink, and collage on paper.

Souther Salazar
Little Wild Ideas, 2015
8 x 5 in. Watercolor, ink, and collage on paper.

Souther SalazarRoaming in the Gloaming, 2015 9.75 x 9.75 x 1.25 in. framed. Watercolor, ink, and collage on paper.

Souther Salazar
Roaming in the Gloaming
, 2015
9.75 x 9.75 x 1.25 in. framed. Watercolor, ink, and collage on paper.

Souther Salazar Navigator, 201515 x 15 in. Watercolor, ink, and collage on paper.

Souther Salazar
Navigator, 2015
15 x 15 in. Watercolor, ink, and collage on paper.

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Souther Salazar Look Again, 2015 4.5 x 18.5 in. Mixed media on wood panel.

Souther Salazar
Look Again, 2015
 4.5 x 18.5 in. Mixed media on wood panel.

Souther Salazar Pattern Recognition, 2015 9 x 11.5 x 1.25 in. framed. Watercolor, ink, and collage on paper.

Souther Salazar
Pattern Recognition, 2015
9 x 11.5 x 1.25 in. framed. Watercolor, ink, and collage on paper.

Souther Salazar Splendid Isolation, 20155.5 x 4 in. Watercolor, ink, and collage on paper.

Souther Salazar
Splendid Isolation, 2015
5.5 x 4 in. Watercolor, ink, and collage on paper.

For additional information or artwork availability, please contact the gallery:
info@narwhalcontemporary.com
647-346-5317