Forward, 2017–2010


Always
Forward
Never
Straight
Let's Push
Things
Forward

 
Something
To Look
Forward
To
From
This Day
Forward

 
 
Step
Forward

 

The Project

Forward is an evolving exhibition where artists transform twelve works, passing each piece on to someone new every year. The process is supported by collectors.

The Work

Part 1: Origin Stories, July 2017 at The Factory

When we last saw The Work, project director Shaun Kardinal and twelve writers presented a physical transformation of words, where geometric forms reshaped vibrant landscape postcards, each containing letters, hand-written with intention.

The Artists

Currently Carrying Forward

Through Summer 2018, they may alter, activate, destroy, or refine their chosen piece however they’d like—so long as they reference some physical, aesthetic or abstract element of what they’ve received.

Invited by former Turn collaborators, each takes a piece from Part 1.

The Merch

Sales support stipends for The Artists

Woven Postcards by Shaun Kardinal, 2016-17

Always collapsing in some way
								Every part of the universe but
								Roughly
								Equally stretching
								Classic
								Light and Dark
6" round
$108
Catered response to the other
								Give them the whole
								 to decide, interpret
								Respond
4 x 4 x 6"
SOLD
Decomposure
6 x 7"
SOLD
despite odds ~50:50
								we frequently repeatedly —
								as if to say definitively —
								repeat a chosen truth
7 x 12"
$108
Free from delusion grandeur
								 embrace everything
8 x 8 x 2"
$36
Given spectra everything,
								 we mistake
								  two sides.
								Look again—
								 left and right,
								  in and out.
								Together, we
								 see three:
								  radiating gradation.
7 x 7 x 4"
$108
Inside and out encapsulating
								 the other
								Polar shift
								 disarray
								The drama of time played
								 out at the edges
								Gyrating root
								 rotation
5" round
$72
Operating in tangible and intangible
								Physical and digital
								Relational and abstract
								Flowing in the current
								Reading under
								Reading the room
								Communicating
								Meta aware
8 x 12"
$108
Down with rigiditiy.
12" round
SOLD
To those out there
								Who insist we’re not One:
								Well, if you say so, then
								I’m with Them
8 x 14"
$72
    Why the sprint
								     every time

								Skip the middle
								 win the race

								      Take a jog
								       now and then
3" round each
$72
And so we went
								Like all else before
								Like all else after
								From nothing to everything
								Eternal lucidity
23 x 11"
$256
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Forward

A Continuation of Turn, 2015-2016

directed by

Shaun Kardinal

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