ARTWORK > In Bits and Pieces

In Bits and Pieces investigates the narratives and circumstances of men who discreetly seek intimacy with other men. For example: "My wife doesn't know I'm doing this," tells of a closeted adulterer; while "I'm told I'm really good," reaches to overconfidence; and "I'm new to this," marks a rite of passage. Nestled in the profile descriptions of online dating and hookup platforms, these revealing statements are presented as the embodiment of one's situation and transform into a conversation of confessionals.

The body of work is presented in the form of letter board and pedestal board signs, and their end function communicates, informs, announces, or provides directives. I have adapted these signs to reference human situations while revealing the melancholic or emotionally charged statements offered by profile owners. These anthropomorphic sculptures act as both windows into and players in an online world. As viewers we witness the gains, losses, anticipations, and apprehensions experienced by these individuals and wonder: are their stories unraveling little by little, or are they building a new narrative in bits in pieces?

Christos Pantieras would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

In Bits and Pieces No. 1
The urges . . .
Steel, polystyrene, construction glue, cardboard, aqua resin, fibreglass, latex paint, acrylic paint, spray paint.
2018
In Bits and Pieces No. 1
The urges . . .
Steel, polystyrene, construction glue, cardboard, aqua resin, fibreglass, latex paint, acrylic paint, spray paint.
2018
In Bits and Pieces No. 1
The urges . . .
Steel, polystyrene, construction glue, cardboard, aqua resin, fibreglass, latex paint, acrylic paint, spray paint.
2018
In Bits and Pieces No. 2
. . . a little afraid . . .
Steel, polystyrene, construction glue, cardboard, aqua resin, fibreglass, latex paint, flock.
2018
In Bits and Pieces No. 2
. . . a little afraid . . .
Steel, polystyrene, construction glue, cardboard, aqua resin, fibreglass, latex paint, flock.
2018
In Bits and Pieces No. 2
. . . a little afraid . . .
Steel, polystyrene, construction glue, cardboard, aqua resin, fibreglass, latex paint, flock.
2018
In Bits and Pieces No. 3
Looking . . . Expecting . . .
Steel, polystyrene, construction glue, cardboard, aqua resin, fibreglass, latex paint, flock.
2018
In Bits and Pieces No. 4
I’m new . . . I’m really good.
Steel, polystyrene, construction glue, cardboard, aqua resin, fibreglass, latex paint, acrylic paint, spray paint.
2018
In Bits and Pieces No. 4
I’m new . . . I’m really good.
Steel, polystyrene, construction glue, cardboard, aqua resin, fibreglass, latex paint, acrylic paint, spray paint.
2018
In Bits and Pieces No. 4
I’m new . . . I’m really good.
Steel, polystyrene, construction glue, cardboard, aqua resin, fibreglass, latex paint, acrylic paint, spray paint.
2018
In Bits and Pieces No. 4
I’m new . . . I’m really good.
Steel, polystyrene, construction glue, cardboard, aqua resin, fibreglass, latex paint, acrylic paint, spray paint.
2018
In Bits and Pieces No. 5
Can’t host.
Steel, polystyrene, construction glue, cardboard, aqua resin, fibreglass, latex paint, acrylic paint, spray paint, flock.
2018
In Bits and Pieces No. 6
I’m married . . . Will I feel guilty when . . . I want to explore . . .  Tell me why . . . Shy . . . Let’s get naked . . .
Steel, polystyrene, construction glue, cardboard, aqua resin, fibreglass, latex paint, acrylic paint, spray paint, flock.
2018
In Bits and Pieces No. 6
I’m married . . . Will I feel guilty when . . . I want to explore . . .  Tell me why . . . Shy . . . Let’s get naked . . .
Steel, polystyrene, construction glue, cardboard, aqua resin, fibreglass, latex paint, acrylic paint, spray paint, flock.
2018
In Bits and Pieces No. 6
I’m married . . . Will I feel guilty when . . . I want to explore . . .  Tell me why . . . Shy . . . Let’s get naked . . .
Steel, polystyrene, construction glue, cardboard, aqua resin, fibreglass, latex paint, acrylic paint, spray paint, flock.
2018
In Bits and Pieces No. 6
I’m married . . . Will I feel guilty when . . . I want to explore . . .  Tell me why . . . Shy . . . Let’s get naked . . .
Steel, polystyrene, construction glue, cardboard, aqua resin, fibreglass, latex paint, acrylic paint, spray paint, flock.
2018
In Bits and Pieces No. 6
I’m married . . . Will I feel guilty when . . . I want to explore . . .  Tell me why . . . Shy . . . Let’s get naked . . .
Steel, polystyrene, construction glue, cardboard, aqua resin, fibreglass, latex paint, acrylic paint, spray paint, flock.
2018
In Bits and Pieces No. 6
I’m married . . . Will I feel guilty when . . . I want to explore . . .  Tell me why . . . Shy . . . Let’s get naked . . .
Steel, polystyrene, construction glue, cardboard, aqua resin, fibreglass, latex paint, acrylic paint, spray paint, flock.
2018
In Bits and Pieces No. 7
. . . I might be open . . .
Steel, polystyrene, construction glue, cardboard, aqua resin, fibreglass, latex paint, acrylic paint, spray paint.
2018
In Bits and Pieces No. 7
. . . I might be open . . .
Steel, polystyrene, construction glue, cardboard, aqua resin, fibreglass, latex paint, acrylic paint, spray paint.
2018
In Bits and Pieces No. 7
. . . I might be open . . .
Steel, polystyrene, construction glue, cardboard, aqua resin, fibreglass, latex paint, acrylic paint, spray paint.
2018
In Bits and Pieces No. 8 ...NSA FUN
Polysteryne, construction glue, aqua resin, fibreglass, cardboard, gesso, acrylic
14 x 22 x 4 inches
2018