artist // teacher

horses two - installation

From Nicholas Kinsella, curator of Horses Two:

"In an enflamed social and political climate every action takes on expansive meaning. For Roadruck the acts of teaching and making art hold peculiar cultural significance - in his work, the two intersect to share space in both the classroom and the studio. This body of work repurposes classroom materials to create paintings that are simultaneously playful and critical, using media and content to create reflexive narratives around the empty aestheticism of zombie formalism. The paintings, created to the artists' preset parameters, are also experiments that invoke conversations about how a particularly vulnerable generation of young artists can acquire agency within an exclusionist and elitist art culture."