Borden Capalino "Any Cat in a Storm," 2013
8 x 10.5"
soft bound, perfect binding
96 pages, full-bleed color and black & white
Poems by Mike Egan
Published in an edition of 250
Printed & Bound in New York City
With the kind support of
The Andy Warhol Foundation
Borden Capalino is a visual artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. His work has been described as akin to forensic surrealism. It deals with materiality, repurposing, retrofitting, and ultimately the life of objects. His 2013 exhibition activities included appearances at Frieze, NY, Derek Eller Gallery, Eli Ping Gallery. Borden Capalino was in residency at the Clocktower Gallery from July - September, 2013, and completed his MFA at Hunter College in December, 2013. In 2014, his work was included in a three-person show at And Now in Dallas and in a group-show entitled Depression at Francois Ghebaly in Los Angeles. Borden Capalino is currently preparing for his second solo-show at Ramiken in New York.
"Any Cat in a Storm" takes as its subject the "tyranny of seriality," mining a vast and ubiquitous source, the junk bin, for meaning, for memories. Filtered through the detritus of life--coffee grounds, receipts, peanut fragments, crushed jade-plant leaves, dubious liquids and other unidentified aqueous solutions--a tactile sequence of pages emerges whose cumulative and singular significance resides in the interstitial space between the quotidian and the exceptional. Faces are obscured, figures distorted, juxtapositions of co-existing and mutually exclusive cultures, with their attendant rites and rituals, accelerate towards pure abstraction. Energy moves in waves, variations of surf rock reiterated in heavy metal. Crowds swell, crowds sway. Sci-fi religions, quasi-spiritual self-help, insinuates itself disguised as meaning-as-salvation-as eternity. Individuals reduced to collectivities, collectivities maintaining the crowd.