What if we could see what he sees beyond the frame? Fiction (Melancholic Landscape), a wraparound mural that Jesse Bransford will produce at LOCUST PROJECTS, is in part a meditation on what the post-Monolith Dave Bowman sees and we cannot, on what would happen if we had an ultra wide-angle lens for a retina. What would we see beyond the field of vision (and the frames of reference) that we have organized the world with? Bransford's murals explode the constraints of our visual frame and in the process all the other frames that it stands for -those of rational scientific knowledge, of utopian thinking, of visionary otherness. Expect sci-fi lansdscapes, UFOs, Unicorns and fantastic narratives, because it is only at the edge of the real, where strange couplings take place, that Bransford's idealistic restructuring of the world can begin to set roots. In the project room, Glexis Novoa will also investigate frames and their disappearance in a site-specific wall drawing. But where Bransford looks for what is beyond our frames of reference, Novoa explores what happens when their boundaries blur, when landscapes and memories and apocalyptic sci-fi and historical catastrophes and Kafkaesque socialistic theories all collapse into the same space and meld into a single, hybrid image. The grave sadness of Novoa's dystopic drawing will be a song of experience to Bransford's dazzling Technicolor song of innocence and desire. LOCUST PROJECTS is sponsored, in part, by The Dade Community Foundation with support of The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, The Cultural Affairs Council, The Mayor, and The Miami-Dadecounty Board of County Commissioners. Novoa’s work appears courtesy of Bernice Steinbaum Gallery.
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