"Welter/Wallow" explores a fascination with the relationships between private and public, reality and fiction, and the dynamic interplay between the individual and structures or masses.
This work investigates the distortions of language and logic, by looking at ways in which technology can influence perception. Taking the figure as subject, it is put through a process in which its features are distorted, suppressed, or intensified in the service of expressing something beneath or behind the observable surface. That is, something that is best implied in the slippage between the recognizable and what is unexplained or mysterious.
Frank McCauley was born in Jacksonville, FL in 1980. Upon receiving his BFA in painting from Winthrop University in 2003, he moved north to Syracuse, NY where he attended Syracuse University and received his MFA in 2008. Frank has been the Director and Curator for Spark Contemporary Art Space in Syracuse, NY, the Assistant Director and Chief Curator for the Sumter County Gallery of Art, and is currently the Assistant Curator and Exhibitions Coordinator for VisArts in Rockville, MD. As an artist he has been in numerous group exhibitions both nationally and internationally and has had solo exhibitions in CA, NY, SC as well as South America.