Charles Mason III 

I am steadily wrestling within myself on what blackness entails for me at any instance. This path leads me to think and create abstractly on how blackness can be experienced through materials. So when I create work, Iā€™m thinking of the work as objects, which are pieces of a whole. I do this often by having painting gestures incorporated into found objects that have been weathered by nature and placing those physical pieces with other found materials to question their existence in reference to one another. This exploration of material goes hand in hand with my research processes that form an assemblage of ideas upon how thinking about navigating blackness can happen through taking up space, creating an experience and atmosphere.