SuttonBeresCuller (American), You Always Leave Me Wanting More, 2015. Aluminum, enamel, LED lightbulbs, electronics, flooring.
Guests and visitors to the three upper floors at 21c Oklahoma City will be greeted by an installation of six, nine, and twelve foot red arrows, pointing in every direction, and pulsating with a dynamic lighting sequence. This site-specific installation does not provide directional guidance, but instead creates a heightened awareness of the surrounding space while referencing a range of ideas and imagery. You Always Leave Me Wanting More is intended to address the sustainability of growth as it pertains to aspects of our social, economic, and natural environments. “We have co-opted the stripped down language of commercial signs, incorporating casino style way-finders that tear through the floors of the museum with skyward trajectory,” explain SuttonBeresCuller, the trio of artists who conceived and created the artwork for the guest room floors.
SuttonBeresCuller is a group of three Seattle-based artists—John Sutton, Ben Beres, and Zac Culler—who have worked collaboratively since 2000. The trio’s work ranges in presentation from gallery works, to installation, performance, and public projects. Working in and outside of traditional gallery settings, they aim to engage and provoke unsuspecting audiences through works addressing identity, perception, and instinct. They create playful scenarios by reinterpreting archetypal objects and transforming them in material, space, and place. A prototype of You Always Leave Me Wanting More was presented at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle during the fall of 2015.