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David Staniunas Adam Hinterlang
updated: 03/04/2012
website: http://skylarkingskylarking.tumblr.com/
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Wood Blood
Brownshirt Willie
The Missionaries
Constantine's Brokerage Firm
Innere fuhrung
The Pontiff Holds Vigil on the Isle of Turds
Selassibear vs Mickey Bacon Slabs
Root boil
Dragonfly
Googles
Electric squid
Muscle christmas
Third real
Motr away
Pineal toupee
 
Portfolio Keywords:  animals, architecture, biomorphic, collaborative, figurative, historical, political, social criticism, consumer culture
 
 
Wood Blood by David Staniunas Adam Hinterlang
Wood Blood
Marker on paper
2011
11 " x  14 " 
Brownshirt Willie by David Staniunas Adam Hinterlang
Brownshirt Willie
Marker on paper
2010
9" x  12" 
The Missionaries by David Staniunas Adam Hinterlang
The Missionaries
Marker on paper
2011
9" x  12" 
Constantine's Brokerage Firm by David Staniunas Adam Hinterlang
Constantine's Brokerage Firm
Marker on paper
2011
9" x  12" 
Innere fuhrung by David Staniunas Adam Hinterlang
Innere fuhrung
marker on paper
2010
9" x  12" 
The Pontiff Holds Vigil on the Isle of Turds by David Staniunas Adam Hinterlang
The Pontiff Holds Vigil on the Isle of Turds
Marker on paper
2010
9 " x  12 " 
Selassibear vs Mickey Bacon Slabs by David Staniunas Adam Hinterlang
Selassibear vs Mickey Bacon Slabs
Marker on paper
2010
9" x  12" 
Root boil by David Staniunas Adam Hinterlang
Root boil
Marker on paper
2010
9 " x  12 " 
Dragonfly by David Staniunas Adam Hinterlang
Dragonfly
marker on paper
2010
9" x  12" 
Googles by David Staniunas Adam Hinterlang
Googles
Marker on paper
2010
12 " x  9 " 
Electric squid by David Staniunas Adam Hinterlang
Electric squid
marker on paper
2010
9" x  12" 
Muscle christmas by David Staniunas Adam Hinterlang
Muscle christmas
marker on paper
2010
9" x  12" 
Third real by David Staniunas Adam Hinterlang
Third real
marker on paper
2010
9" x  12" 
Motr away by David Staniunas Adam Hinterlang
Motr away
marker on paper
2010
9" x  12" 
Pineal toupee by David Staniunas Adam Hinterlang
Pineal toupee
marker on paper
2010
9" x  12" 

Artist Statement
From semi-coherent blots, smudges and rants to well-deformed bodies, texts, objects and spaces, Adam Hinterlang and David Staniunas have maintained a drawing practice since 2008. They have developed a shared idiom to refine a back-porch consideration of class, masculinity, natural history, human geography, postcolonialism, punk rock and dub reggae.

Deformation of the figure is one of their key tactics. Adam and David both come from abstract formal behaviors: tachisme in video, and abstract painting. They retrieve figuration from paleoconservative revanchism or kitsch precisely to guarantee its reappearance as satire: bankers suck blood, the Pope is a shark, and everyone eats shit.

Strategically, disfigurement responds to a public culture of noise and a national politics apparently governed by a large, drunken uncle. The grotesque, the brutalized and the alien in the drawings imagine an increasingly cheapened public discourse: monkeys gathering at Speakers Corner on Sunday to stare each other down, fling shit and masturbate frantically.

In 2009, the pair staged an exhibition at Kenyon College, spending a weekend drawing in various media, installing large and small works and pieces of video. At a point of exhaustion one afternoon while Adam taught, David turned the iPod to Dub/Reggae/Dancehall and was given Jah Jah Conqueror by Linval Thompson. The influence of dub on their practice has never abated.

Not only are the formal characteristics of dub—revision, re-inscription, low-fidelity, accident—akin to Adam and David’s marker drawings—the emancipatory declarations of reggae singers about the evils of capitalism, and the alienating Dada tactics of collage amid these moral exhortations thrilled the men. Their inclusion of glancing bits of text came to evoke the vocal outbursts of dub musicians, an aural signature, and an appeal to the audience to countersign for the artists. Adam and David performed Horace Andy’s Skylarking, a song evoking the non-remunerative intellectual labor, the fastidious slackness of their practice at 13 Tulane in Columbus, OH in 2010.

Artist Bio / CV

Adam Hinterlang (b. 1975, Pittsburgh, Pa.) and David Staniunas (b. 1979, Roanoke, Va.) met in Columbus, Ohio in 2008. Their collaborative work has been shown at Kenyon College (Gambier, Ohio), Skylab (Columbus, Ohio), and 13 Tulane (Columbus, Ohio). 

Independent of one another, Adam's video and David's paintings have appeared in Naples, Havana, New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Richmond, Columbus, Detroit, Chicago, Kansas City and Los Angeles.