Michael Jevon Demps

Michael Jevon Demps

is creating Visual Art and Music

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Walk carefully in the darkness these are precarious terrains. A candle burns, wind chimes echo harsh metallic, air surges and recedes, rendering the invisible of the visible through sensate gradient. Untethering representation from vision, Michael Demps’ work translates breath into wind, water into noise, trespassing along the dangerous edges of caricature to reveal an ongoing repetition of trauma. Never singular, the objects—candles cast from a racist trinket, bottles of chocolate milk, magnetic marbles, Motown refrains—interrogate substance to ask something of subjectivity and the complicity of address. Bound, cast, overturned, these indices of identity and history conjure a trajectory where violence remains intimately urgently present.

-Jenn Joy



from the Yale Sculpture MFA Thesis book.

Tiers
Toward Folding Space Graphite Drawing 3
$250 or more per creation
Graphite powder on paper. 18in X 24in
Toward Folding Space Graphite Drawing 1
$250 or more per creation
Graphite powder on paper. 18in X 24in
Toward Folding Space Graphite Drawing 2
$250 or more per creation
Graphite powder on paper. 18in X 24in


Toward Folding Space Drawing 2
$300 or more per creation
Pastel and graphite on paper. 22in X 30in
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All Faux Everythings: Black Portals Project


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Walk carefully in the darkness these are precarious terrains. A candle burns, wind chimes echo harsh metallic, air surges and recedes, rendering the invisible of the visible through sensate gradient. Untethering representation from vision, Michael Demps’ work translates breath into wind, water into noise, trespassing along the dangerous edges of caricature to reveal an ongoing repetition of trauma. Never singular, the objects—candles cast from a racist trinket, bottles of chocolate milk, magnetic marbles, Motown refrains—interrogate substance to ask something of subjectivity and the complicity of address. Bound, cast, overturned, these indices of identity and history conjure a trajectory where violence remains intimately urgently present.

-Jenn Joy



from the Yale Sculpture MFA Thesis book.

Recent posts by Michael Jevon Demps

Tiers
Toward Folding Space Graphite Drawing 3
$250 or more per creation
Graphite powder on paper. 18in X 24in
Toward Folding Space Graphite Drawing 1
$250 or more per creation
Graphite powder on paper. 18in X 24in
Toward Folding Space Graphite Drawing 2
$250 or more per creation
Graphite powder on paper. 18in X 24in


Toward Folding Space Drawing 2
$300 or more per creation
Pastel and graphite on paper. 22in X 30in