2. Deinstallz

  3. Neither of us remain

  5. End of my work day in Rock ville at VisArt. Back to Bmore for the opening!


  6. DeAndre Britton’s work in Strange Arrangements consists of dissembled and reassembled furniture. In the two person exhibit, the resident artist at Baltimore’s Subbasement Studios strips the objects of much of their upholstery and padding in order to recreate them as expansive sculptures.

    As the guts of these once utilitarian objects are multilayered and full of beautiful material, the artist’s ability lies in they way he reconfigures to exploit their intrinsic unique qualities. While Britton’s couch gestures may have a connection to Duchamp and his ready-mades (these are ready-mades jacked up on steroids), their gutted muscular industrial innards are visually inviting and powerful. 

  7. New materials

  8. There will be an Artist Talk/Closing Reception at Subbasement Artist Studios and Gallery on September 5th from 7-9pm. Slide shows, Q&A with a little wine. It’ll be pretty informal and open for discussion. Hope to see you there!

  9. drebryton:

    Installation view of Guillotine III (2014)

    Part of the duo show ‘Artist in Action: Strange Arrangement’

    Now on view at the Subbasement Artist Studio & Gallery

    (Photo credit goes to the amazing Rarah )



  12. thefistt:

    Butterfly Knife “Balisong”

    (via therequiemforfireflies)


  13. A good friend of mine came by and gave a quick but great crit of my current work. He suggested that my next move be building the structures from scratch and using my current pieces as sketches. The longer I sit with the suggestion, the more I like it.



  15. I had a long argument with my dad about the exhibition. He wanted to know why there were no paintings at the exhibition, why there were no bands, no performance poetry. He wasn’t entertained and he felt lost. I swallowed the lump in my throat and tried not to go into a defensive rant. I told him, ‘if the viewer was bored to the point that they needed something more, then it’s my fault and something I need to take into consideration for the future.’ 

    His next critique was that the objects I made were too large. ‘Where would I put it if i bought it?’ I explained to him how I wasn’t intending to sell them. I could see the doubts come rushing in. 

    I didn’t expect him to tell me that he did the same thing when he was my age. He told me how he used to take apart furniture and whatever he could find to make new constructions. His were functional. Now everything is complicated.