Jimmy James Canales : The Line Layer
March 4- May 29, 2022
Project Space Gallery
Jimmy James Canales’ upcoming solo project brings to fruition explorations from his Berlin Residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien as an awardee of Contemporary at Blue Star’s Berlin Residency Program in 2019. Canales’ installation uses play as an integral part of his practice to investigate ideas of standardizations of body, form, shape, and ultimate humans. He builds a space that references both physical and virtual games, from board games to video games to arcades to sports fields and playgrounds, where he sites his figures that often become activated by viewers. This newest body of work also includes multiple types of models at various scales, as the artist considers the role of models, avatars, and the like in our lives to capture our project our ideas.