FORCE-n-1. The capacity to work or cause physical change; energy, strength, or active power. 2. The transfer of inherent energy. Any interaction which tends to change the motion of an object. 3. Power made operative against resistance. 4. A person or group capable of influential action.
GROWTH-n-1. Development from a lower or simpler to a higher or more complex form. 2. An increase, as in size, number, value, or strength; extension or expansion.
VELVET-n-1. From ‘vulgur’ meaning shaggy or with hair (of common people). 2. A soft fabric, such as silk, rayon, or nylon, having a smooth, dense pile and plain underside. 3. A profit or gain beyond what is expected or due. 4. The winnings of a gambler. 5. A female name.
Miles Huston (b. 1981) received his MFA from Yale University in 2010. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, where he is co-founder of the exhibition space KNOWMOREGAMES. “Force Growth Velvet,” will include painting, sculpture, and various types of functional objects designed by the artist: visitors are encouraged to wear a fifteen-pound blanket which is a cross between Mary Temple Grandin’s Hug Box (used for calming animals before slaughter) and lead x-ray blankets used routinely in a medical context. The artist has also created a website that aggregates current, localized data including weather, tides, time, etc. which will be on view on a monitor. The website (currentcondition.org) will also be publicly accessible.
For downloadable exhibition materials, click here.