Brian Jobe's final show at the UTSA satilite space, called forest beneathe
View image detail of the show
looking at the show i wonder what prepelled brian to make such a instalation,?
to me the show is about space and gravity, . i think the way he works, is sorta on those lines, he constucts objects that try and define the space, in this case its the lite green strings hanging down form the ceiling, in rows of three, they are put against a dark green back ground, and, have this splinter effect of lite lines of glowing green , i guess all this is to to creat the effect of depth. the plaster cones at the bottem are like couter wieghts, hold the strings down.,
your surrounded buy the forrest, of tightly absent lines,
its been fun getting to know brian over the year, his work is conceptually cool in regard to the kinda work he likes to make, cool, in being its more about math or science, even know i know Brian isn't into it, those subjects, but it has this look to it, i believe its his taste, and he has the maticulas work effort of some one who would do tons of lab experments, on something,
he is a low key individual.
but he does have a sence of humor, and it been fun hearing peoples interpitation of brian here in school, he is quiet most of the time but from time to time, he will throw you one of those hillbilly Ten. stairs, while he shuffles back and forth, listening to you say something, (or wait maybe thats just me pissing brian of about something i said)
, if i didn't know him , i would have easly peged him as a labor camp thug, or some one junvinle delinquet detainee from a drunken night at mari graw, (sp) , but really he is a solf hearted kinda fellow, really nice and good natured.
Alot of his work involves the various arrangement of zipties and packing material, , sorta like he is creaintg an enviroments for play, . in some of the grievances about being here and making "serious " art, i felt he was really at home just playing with the material, and inventing serneros that migh inspire some one to wonder whats the logic behind it,
Where he is off to, much like Drek , i dont know, he and jimmy and Richie Budd are outta here, turn out into the great wide art sea to make their way,
Brian will probably continue on this line of work i could imagine, and pop out some more instalations.
View image Buster Greybill, jimmy(nacho volcano) and Brian Jobe, this was right before jimmy knocked that beer over on the table.