The aim of my practice is to make the viewer aware of the systems they operate within providing them with metaphors to re-configure their place within these structures. The works critique and dovetail with our every day. While the economic, political, and educational systems feel immutable. I map these relations in language and materials. The objects are constructed from charged materials. I augment these corporeal elements with intangible ones like bureaucratic procedures and archival records through performative interventions. Exemplifying this is 'What To The Prisoner Is The Fourth Of July?' The work asked those who draw close enough this charged questions through the material symbol of our freedom. This material is the red stripes extracted from flags manufactured by those incarcerated in the state of Ohio.
Anthony Warnick earned his BFA in Web and Multimedia Environments from Minneapolis College of Art and Design (2011) and his MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art (2015). He has been in residence at FutureFarmers (San Francisco) and SOMA (Mexico City, Mexico) among others, and has exhibited at Katherine E. Nash Gallery (Minneapolis, MN), The Soap Factory (Minneapolis, MN), SPACES (Cleveland, OH), and Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.