Monthly Archives: May 2012

Talking show and soft cover book “Fugue States”


Collaborative works by
Hector Hernandez and William Hundley
opening reception: friday, may 11, 7-9pm
exhibition dates: may 11 – june 10, 2012

grayDUCK Gallery
608 W. Monroe St. – Suite C – Austin, TX 78704
512-826-5334 –

Fugue is an altered state of consciousness in which a person may move about purposely and even speak but is not fully aware. Dissociative fugue usually involves unplanned travel or wandering, and is sometimes accompanied by the establishment of a new identity.

In this exhibition, Hector Hernandez and William Hundley combine efforts in a continuation of their collaboration that began with Identity Crisis (2011, grayDUCK Gallery).

Fugue States softcover
***Check it out – pre-order a copy of the limited edition – Softcover + 32 page, full color, 8.5 x 11″ – edition of 50 – signed and numbered
Available here


Talking to Jared Steffensen

Tell me about “Mom’s always afraid that I’m going to hurt myself…I usually do.”

I am interested in how to merge skateboarding and art making into a body of work. One that does not rely on the inherent aesthetics found in skateboard culture, i.e. skateboard graphics, company logos, etc., that are generally assumed when an artist chooses skateboarding as their subject matter. I am filtering the act of skateboarding and the objects used to facilitate its practice through the aesthetics of minimalism, video art from the 60’s and 70’s, geometric abstraction, and abstract expressionism to create objects and videos that straddle the perceived line separating skateboarding and art. This allows the works to exist in either world separately or in both simultaneously.

I am using actions, objects, and the residual marks created by the act of skateboarding, that are central to its practice, and translating them into a visual language that is specific to contemporary art. I am also incorporating an important aspect of skateboarding, the ability see the potential of objects, that serve a specific function in ordinary day to day life, to exist beyond their intended function, i.e. handrails, transitioned embankments, curbs, etc. I am further appropriating these actions, objects and marks to facilitate their existence in a gallery setting.


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