BFA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Lindsay Splichal is engaged by the idea of print as object. Her interest is in the transcendence of the art object, enabling it to take on multiple forms of existence. The work involves play. The individual pieces do not have one specific relationship to another, but possess limitless compositions that open up conversation to non-category.
Through modern technology output in conjunction with manual print production, Splichal engages conversation about craft and process versus fine art – and where the two coalesce. Machines such as laser cutters and banner printers are used to aid in the conversation about what role digital technology plays in fine art.
Lindsay uses take-aways to engage her audience in a persuasive action. Using discarded materials, Splichal creates abstract compositions of orderly chaos. Through mass quantity of same-matrix objects, the origin becomes abstracted through repetition. By multiplying an image or an object, its original context becomes uncertain. In her work, Splichal explores concepts of object-to-object, human-to-object, and human-to-space relationships. She is interested in how we define ourselves through materials, and the power that we give them. Through this work she explores our relationships with objects, how they reflect familiar yet indistinguishable experiences, and the politics behind consumption working against our environment.