the HOUSE of INFLUENCE* is a vivid verbal and visual piece that expresses the tension/pressure of an internal dialogue, with poetic asides and the image/acoustic metaphor of relentless water about the artist. Sturgeon confronts the viewer & self with frustration, from the gap between intent and action, in a series of scenes that utilize water as the penetrating constant: a lawn sprinkler, a torrential storm, a waterfall. He questions his ability to realize honesty amid the maze of facades behind which…who we are hides.
“Don’t worry! I’ll deal with it…”
Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri; East-End Arts Gallery, Riverhead, Long Island, NY; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museo Nacional de Artes, Plasticas y Visuales, Montevideo, Uruguay; La Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, Montevideo, Uruguay; Museo de Arte Contemporania, Universitaria de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California
Medium West Gallery & UC Video, Minneapolis, Minnesota; University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin; Union College, Schenectady, New York
Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York; School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
The Chariot (VII, Major Arcane)
Child of the Power of the Waters
Lord of the Triumph of Light
June 21-July 22
Intelligence of the House of Influence?
Speech Path #18: 3 Binah to 5 Geburah
1984 C.A.P.S., State of New York