Donald Fodness

Gallery Affiliations: Plus Gallery

Region: West


City / State: Denver, CO

My imagery is a collision of sources, styles, and subjects that operates as an open-ended and nonlinear construction of reality. Like the Internet, and a good soap opera, my art provides the viewer with a multiplicity of accessible inlets and sub-narrative paths with which to weave a tangled cosmos. Crawling over, climbing out, hiding within, defacing, and digesting the surroundings, in these psychological environments culture is filtered through a feedback loop of the kitsch and banal to surface a grotesque comedy. My work exists somewhere between the juvenile wit of an angsty teen and the opportunistic documentarian folk artist painting on rusty saw blades.

I work with readymade systems and personal narrative as a departure point. These structures provide me with parameters for finding, hiding, and projecting imagery. While I insert personal history into the work, I am less interested in autobiography than in viewers recognizing themselves in a hermetic complexity.