25 Aug Visual Voices: Wickerham and Lomax
Supplementals, Collective Consciousness, and Communicable Diseases.
Wickerham & Lomax is the collaborative name of Baltimore-based artists Daniel Wickerham (b. Columbus, Ohio, 1986) and Malcolm Lomax (b. Abbeville, South Carolina, 1986). Their practice is based on the accelerated exchange of frivolous information, gossip, and codified language that crystallizes into accessible forms in hopes of giving dignity to that exchange.
Formerly known as DUOX, the artists have been working together since 2009 across diverse media, curatorial platforms, and institutional contexts, creating a body of work at once context-specific and broadly engaged with networked virtualities. They continue to develop a digital narrative franchise entitled BOY’Dega, which considers dissolving hierarchies between, author, character, actor, and fan. Wickerham & Lomax are particularly invested in questions of identity and the body, exploring the impact of digital technologies and social spaces on the formation of subjectivities and speculative corporealities. They have describe their practice as being full of “fanboy hissy fits.”
Recent exhibitions by Wickerham & Lomax include The Writers Room at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore, MD (2018); DUOX4Odell’s: You’ll Know If You Belong, commissioned by Neighborhood Lights, Light City, Baltimore (2017); Uncool at Terrault Contemporary, Baltimore (2016); Take Karaoke: A Proposition for Performance Art at Brown University, Providence, RI (2015); the Sondheim Prize Finalist Exhibition, Baltimore (2015); Girth Proof at Dem Passwords, Los Angeles (2015); the premiere of Encore in the AFTALYFE at the Artists Space booth, Frieze NY 2014; and BOY’Dega: Edited4Syndication for New Museum’s First Look series; DUOX4Larkin, Artists Space, New York (2012).
Wickerham & Lomax are the 2015 winners of the $25,000 Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize.