Show Opens March 28th viewable on any NYC Metrocard
“Pit” is a video/augmented reality work by Carl Marin that will exist on the New York City metrocard for the month of April. The video shows the artist throwing objects into a deep hole; like tossing stones into a lake, it is the kind of restless, anxious activity someone might use to fill the time in moments of anticipation or of simple boredom. The pit is the unknown and the objects tossed into it serve as a proxy for the artist himself and for his wish to venture into this space of “somewhere else.” And yet, they never get there; the pit proves to be an illusion, and instead the objects bounce loudly off of this dark circle, never leaving the area they were thrown from. The pit is a place the objects—and the artist—cannot enter.
Carl Marin currently lives and works in Queens New York. He received his BFA from Tyler School of Art and his MFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2012 and was a recipient of the CAA Professional Development Fellowship in 2013. He is also the recipient of a Philadelphia Percent for Art commission, which he will be debuting this summer.