----- ABOUT "COORDINANCE" -----
This body of work began with a song about sediments. I have been captivated by earth processes my entire life, so it is of little surprise that, for me, stacks of words are fluidly transposed as layers of stone. I repeat stories to myself and others in order to explain who, exactly, I am. These accumulated vignettes pile up, eventually becoming lithified into a "personal stratigraphy", which is easily and often altered by the metamorphic process of recollection.
My stories feel inescapably interwoven with specific places, because I organize my life more geographically than chronologically. However, through making this work, I have discovered that the locations in which I feel so embedded only truly exist in my mind. Given the coordinates, you could stand in the spots where I was formed, but even then it wouldn't be precise enough. My experiences are a skin grafted across the factual framework of the land, and only when soldered together does a complete image of my home come into focus. I am attempting to plot out those intersections between empiricism and storytelling, and bring them into a physical existence.
This piece generates landscapes from the vibrations of my voice. Materials: (My) Aggragated Spoken Stories, Pressed Vinyl Disc – 7 minute audio track, Turntable, Speakers (Inside Podium), Boss OC-3 Octave Pedal, Galvanized Steel Sheet, 250W Sub Amp, Bass Shakers, Springs, Bolts, 4'x4'x10" Maple Exterior Casing, Sand
SINE & COSINE
This piece is a to-scale topographic model of the river valley, floodplain, and flanking hills of my home. GPS: (39.314528,-82.950156), X-axis: 14"=1mi, Y-axis: 4"=100'. Materials: Fourteen 1/4" diameter, 10' long hand-bent steel rods, monofilament. **Sea level = 12" above floor.
----- SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS -----
"Coordinance" BFA Thesis Exhibition; Art Academy of Cincinnati; Cincinnati, OH; March 2013
"New Work" Group Exhibition; Modern Makers Collaborative Space; Cincinnati, OH; Dec 2012
"Lithified" Solo Exhibition; Pump House Arts Center; Chillicothe, OH; June 2012 [PHOTO GALLERY]
14th Annual Spring Open, Pump House Arts Center; Chillicothe, OH; Mar 2012; Honorable Mention
Annual Student Exhibition, Art Academy of Cincinnati; Cincinnati, OH; Nov 2011; 1st Place + Folger Memorial Trust Award
Art Academy of Cincinnati; Cincinnati, OH; May 2011; First Year Portfolio Review Scholarship
13th Annual Spring Open, Pump House Arts Center; Chillicothe, OH; Mar 2011; Honorable Mention
Art Academy of Cincinnati; Cincinnati, OH; June 2010; Entrance Portfolio Scholarship
Gallery Stroll Pop-Up Exhibition; Gallery at Ninety-Seven; Chillicothe, OH; Mar 2010
18th Annual Ohio University-Chillicothe Student Show; Chillicothe, OH; May 2009; 2nd Place
Solo Portfolio Display; Northside Library; Chillicothe, OH; Dec 2008
----- ABOUT THE ARTIST -----
Caleb Marhoover is a native of Southern Ohio. He currently lives in the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, OH.
----- CONTACT -----
Feel free to contact me via email: email@example.com
- coordinance (BFA Thesis Exhibition)
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