Flatland Gallery presents Alex Goss: "Soft Jaw" opening reception
In manufacturing, a soft jaw is a workholding method, a clamp used in the fabrication of customized parts. This inverted shape holds the desired part in place during machining. Although these specialized tools are unseen by-products, they are crucial in the production of more functional objects that occupy space in our daily lives. Similarly, in "Soft Jaw," an exhibition of new video and sculpture at Flatland Gallery, Alex Goss draws attention to the mysterious, and often discarded residue around things.
In "Soft Jaw," these residues are transmuted as bridges; brewed from otherworldliness, the “living” and the “machine” are bound by a kindred dialect. This project continues Alex Goss’ ongoing conversations with machines to explore the subversive pull we experience from our expanding relationship with, or dependence on, technology.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until October 12.