May 25th, 7:30pm


Performance by Gregory Blake

Sediment's gallery and storefront will be open from 7-9pm on Friday for the last day of the exhibitions, Medium by Taylor Simone, and Spectacle by Travis Austin. 

This happening and lecture is an exercise in recontextualizing, reimagining, and rewriting a previously compiled and published document. In the scroll, nothing is fixed. The digital scroll, the New Spectacle of Digital Acceleration, implies a devastating truism of information constantly in motion. Greyory Blake recently received his MFA in Photography and Film from VCU.





Taylor Simone

The exhibition, Medium, by Taylor Simone unfolds with a series of still pieces, activated as artifacts of the process, and leads to the video piece, Manic in the Middle: A Monument to the Shredded. Through the lens of a figure that lies between binary opposition, the viewer is invited to explore a personal exploration of manic destruction, reconstruction and settling within the friction of gridlock. In the video the artist speaks to these themes by creating and simultaneously destroying as a form of rejecting picking between the lesser two. Often, the audio repeats the phrase, “I don’t want to choose”, referring to hardline divisions. 

Taylor Simone is a graphic artist, designer and writer from metro Detroit. Through visual narrative, Simone explores the idea of claiming space between binaries. These binaries in reference to identity politics, virtue, spirituality and time. The creation of these spaces sits between design speculation practice and performance. Stewart integrates various media, such as video, illustration, photography and sound, through ritual practices. They are currently receiving their MFA in Visual Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University. Medium, seeks to explore the effects of sitting outside and within polarization.

Reception Friday, May 4th, 2018 from 6pm-9pm
Gallery Hours Saturday and Sunday 1pm-6pm
Or by appointment



Travis Austin

Stemming from my experiences with sound and virtual technology, I investigate juxtapositions of flux and form, and the virtual and the real, taking shape in works that are simultaneously seen, unseen, material and immaterial. We don’t always perceive it, but we are surrounded by flux. Natural environments constantly transform and social contexts continuously shift, their events causally threading over a duration that can only be imagined. From our fundamental limitations, we may find a common forum for sharpening our means of perception.

Born in Austin, TX, Travis Austin holds an MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Arts from Brooklyn College. His practice is cross-disciplinary, focusing on formal and aural relationships and the flux of the material environment. He has studied under David Grubbs, Stephen Vitiello, and Vito Acconci. He is an associate of the Order of the Third Bird, a recent contributor to the publication The Value of Academic Discourse: Starting Conversations that Matter (Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group) and a recent presenter at The Learner’s International Conference in Vancouver, Canada and SOUND-IMAGE in London, England. Travis currently lives in Richmond, VA.


Reception Friday, May 4th, 2018 from 6pm-9pm
Gallery Hours Saturday and Sunday 1pm-6pm
Or by appointment