Thursday, July 19, 2012

Jeffrey Baykal-Rollins on Haber Turk

"Jeffrey Baykal-Rollins, Kasa Galeri'de
Sabancı Üniversitesi Kasa Galeri’nin yeni sergisi İkon’da sanatçı Jeffrey Baykal-Rollins’in işleri sergilenecek”

Haber Turk article in Turkish:

Iconoclast, from the Ikon exhibition

“Iconoclast VIII” 2012
Charcoal on burned posters

On May 1, 2012 while hundreds of thousands of people filled the streets of Istanbul to speak out and demonstrate, Jeffrey Baykal-Rollins created a silent action by removing political statements hung on the city’s walls along with posters of popular culture events. The “Iconoclast” works were made by burning, deforming, and drawing upon these layers of iconic imagery from everyday social and political life, exploring the way certain signs become recycled again and again through different contexts.

“Iconoclast I (22:00)” 2012
Charcoal on burned posters

“Iconoclast IV” 2012
Charcoal on burned posters


Iconostasis, from the Ikon exhibition

“Iconostasis” (installation view) 2012
Charcoal, varnish, Japanese paper on canvas, and video projection
Kasa Gallery, Istanbul

“Negative White Flag” 2012
Charcoal, varnish, and Japanese paper on canvas

“Homs” 2012
Charcoal, varnish, and Japanese paper on canvas


“Branch” 2012
Charcoal, varnish, and Japanese paper on canvas


“Negative Chandelier” 2012
Charcoal, varnish, and Japanese paper on canvas