Repercussions: 2005 - 2007
A Series of Surprisingly Divisive Events
In my site-specific installation and the new series of wall pieces, I continue my ongoing exploration in representing time and space via geometry. In contrast to the multitude of digital artists and architects who are engaged in folding of time and space, I have developed a hand-made process for recording a complex series of events and actions within curvilinear space. The resulting objects constitute frozen points in time within these complex narratives as a composition for the viewer’s consideration.
To prepare my wall pieces, which reference the early pinstripe paintings of Frank Stella, I line sheets of archival paper with a latex caulk. These evenly spaced lines then serve as measures for recording the pending actions--crunching, pinching, folding, crinkling, etc.—that impact the pictorial plane. I then set the chosen compositions with a polystyrene base. Unlike earlier explorations with shaped or slashed canvases, these pieces maintain the integrity of their original plane’s vertical and horizontal limits, even as the caulk lines emphasize both the beat of the actions and the topographical aspects of the now three-dimensional space they occupy.
The shift in scale in my site-specific installations takes my approach one step further in that I blur the line between objects and construction, between space and applied artifact. By using the gallery's planes to emphasize the resulting negative space around my multifaceted surfaces, the large installation piece underlines the progression into multi-dimensionality within the artist’s process.