Propulsion Paintings, Spray Paint-Powered Kinetic Sculptures

“Propulsion Paintings” by Evan Roth are kinetic sculptures that harness the power of spray paint cans. The sculptures will be featured in Roth’s solo exhibition Welcome To Detroit at Eastern Michigan University Gallery, March 14 to April 2.

For Welcome to Detroit, Evan mines everything from the spray paint can, to hip-hop music, to airplane shopping magazines and flight safety cards, resulting in a show that moves freely across media, but always with a sense of pop cultural pranksterism. From individual art objects to video pieces to documentation, the work is designed to simultaneously serve as a record of activity and creative output, while also underscoring important issues concerning copyright, public space, and our offline and online identities.