Borden Capalino, Ballyjamesduff
Borden Capalino is a visual artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. His work has been described as akin to forensic surrealism. It deals with materiality, repurposing, retrofitting, and ultimately the life of objects. His 2013 exhibition activities include appearances at at Frieze NY, Derek Eller Gallery, and Eli Ping Gallery. Capalino is represented by Ramiken Crucible.
The residency project consists of three tracts of production:
1) Knock-offs of the iconic Alexander McQueen Armadillo shoe.
2) WW2 style foxhole radios.
3) Ceramic portraits commission via the Casual Encounters section of Craigslist.
The series of objects will come together in the form of a catalog printed on reassembled shredded paper, found in the Clocktower Building's 108 Leonard St. trash room. His studio and project artifacts will go on view mid-July.