The Dark Streets of Santa Fe (flowers to Ted Kuykendall)
23" x 23"
Hunt Rettig’s work sits at the nexus of installation, sculpture, and painting—a visual and conceptual experiment in pushing limits and cultivating wonder. Each of Rettig’s assemblages is animated by a particular cadence, the baseline for which is a sublime furling and unfurling of curvilinear forms. To achieve these original constructions, Rettig brings together a collection of materials — polyester films, synthetic rubbers, moldable plastics, and acrylic paints — in unexpected ways.
Rettig’s process and priorities as an artist echo his larger worldview. He notes that what we know about our universe is only a fraction of what there is to know. It's in our awareness of our not knowing, however, that we can start to see that anything is possible - a galvanizing force for creation. With the limits undefined, what we can achieve or reach is only obstructed by narratives that we alone author.