Chad Stayrook

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Artwork
"A journey through space of approximately 12 inches" sculpture: cardboard, pneumatic actuator, floor switch, air compressor
"Iridium 33 vs. Kosmos 2251/Video of unlikely events./Large Hadron Collided" mixed media: graphite, transparency, video
"LAUNCH!" performance: cardboard, wood, smoke machine, strobe light, sound, duct tape space suit, megaphone
Boxing With the Stars" installation and performance: boxing apparel, pneumatic actuators, video, punching bag
"STUMPED!" ultrachrome inkjet print
Chad
Stayrook
Artist's Statement

My work attempts to create systems using ideas confirmed by, related to, or inspired by science, philosophy, and/or popular culture; systems which evolve into elaborate or disparate environments that speak specifically of me and my attempt to understand something larger than myself. By uniting the disciplines of art, science, popular culture, and philosophy, I hope to steer clear of a single stance that attempts to rationalize contemporary thought; and instead focus on a stance that embraces inconsistency and contradiction in a way that resembles the often confusing realities of society.

Bio/Resume

born 1980; Columbus OH

San Francisco Art Institute, M.F.A. New Genres, 2004

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009
Shooting for the stars. Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia PA
2007
It’s All Relative and He’s Got the Whole Universe, Artist Television Access, San Francisco CA
2006
Everytime a Scientist Dies…, Ping Pong Gallery,San Francisco CA

EXHIBITIONS/SCREENINGS

2010
Jamaica Flux 2010, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Jamaica NY
Bauble, Wool Exploratorium, Washington D.C.
2009
Invisible Empire: Undefined Spaces, Van Abbe Museum of Contemporary Art, Eindhoven Netherlands
2009 Incheon Women’s Artist Biennial, Incheon South Korea
2008
Metropoles, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Jamaica NY
Bandwagon, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia PA
PDX/posure, WorkSound Gallery, Portland OR
2007
Mind Over Manner, Bronx River Arts Center, Bronx NY