Ryan Jennings Clark
The sculptural works of New york artist Ryan Jennings Clark, like Timeframe 1 (Compact), combine LCD screens, mirrors, light, and video, in this case, footage of the artist continuously painting a line—a meditation on depicting the infinite.
This is a repurposed compact with an LCD video player re-fitted into the top half of the hinged case. The case is propped open like a clamshell and the viewer watches the video as it is reflected into the mirror. The video shows the continuous painting of a horizontal line with vertical hashmarks. The mirror has the symbol of a line with endpoints and hashmarks etched into the surface. The mirror is framed by white plastic that is illuminated with filament bulbs. The sculpture rests on a piece of gloss black acrylic.