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Justin Boyd
Yew Tree Gate

cactus bra SPACE

December 4 - 20, 2009
Opening Reception, Thurs. Dec. 3, 2009, 5-8pm, Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, 6-9pm.
After by Appointment

Justin Boyd will be exhibiting some of his work from the Arthouse Texas Prize finalist show for the first time in San Antonio at cactus bra SPACE. Justin Boyd is a San-Antonio based artist who utilizes a vast range of media—from video, sound, and performance to sculpture, installation and two-dimensional work—to create environments and objects that tell non-linear yet evocative stories about American history and layered cultural experiences.
For the exhibition at Arthouse, Boyd created an interwoven, multi-sensory installation based on the Mississippi River. The piece he will be exhibiting at cactus bra is a tree that has snapped and fallen over to create an arch, from that break new growth begins and is nourished with audio tape that contains sounds sourced from a coal plant. Something old dies, like a tree, or the branch in this piece, and through biological processes that death becomes life for other things. Old forests become beds of coal over millennia, a broken growth joint is where new growth begins. Boyd has taken these forms and sounds and put them together into a single form that can talk about that cycle or that flux.




cactus bra space, san antonio, tx
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