As a species, we continue to inflict pain and suffering upon one another, often under the pretenses of morality and theology. This binary notion of either “good” or “bad”, and the desire to bring about an ideological “goodness” regardless of the harm it might cause, is a tragic notion to me. To ignore the subtle nuances that makes us all human is darkly absurd. Indeed, clinging to notions of “absolute right” and “absolute wrong” deserves close examination. With my art, I seek to look deeper into these grey areas, these “in-between” spaces of the human condition, and encourage the viewer to ask not what creates these differences between us, but rather, what is our shared experiences.
Wade Warman has spent much of his life between Olympia, Washington and Maine, where he completed his MFA in kinetic sculpture at the University of Maine. His work has appeared in numerous shows nationally; including Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition in Redhook, Brooklyn, the Sally Otto Gallery in Alliance, Ohio, and Black Hole Gallery in Rockland, Maine. Warman’s work incorporates the use of emerging technologies along with traditional wood working techniques so as to explore how materials might be subverted in ways that lead to deeper insight to the human condition. Warman currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina.