Humanity is disturbing, yet humorous. As a species, we continue to inflict pain and suffering upon one another, often under the pretenses of morality and theology. This binary notion of either “good” or “bad”, and the desire to bring about an ideological “goodness” regardless of the harm it might cause, is a tragically comic notion to me. To ignore the subtle nuances that makes us all human is darkly absurd. Indeed, clinging to notions of “absolute right” and “absolute wrong” deserves close examination, and what better way than through a comedic lens.
Wade Warman creates kinetic sculptures that explore the human condition through the lenses of dark humor and theology. With backgrounds in electromechanical and emerging technologies, Warman is a recipient of the Susan J. Hunt Fellowship and his work has been exhibited in galleries such as the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey; the Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition in Red Hook, New York; and the Sally Otto Gallery in Alliance, Ohio. Born in Rockport, Maine in 1978, Warman is currently working toward his Intermedia MFA degree at the University of Maine.