WE BEGAN IN C9
I SPOKE FOR TEN MINUTES
I PINPOINTED THESE THREE MOST CURRENT QUESTIONS ABOUT MY WORK:
1. TRADITIONAL HANG? OR A JIGSAW HIGH AND LOW?
2. OK/ APPEALING TO SEE CANVAS AND BOARD PAINTINGS HUNG ALL TOGETHER, BESIDE EACH OTHER?
3. AS AN AUDIENCE WOULD YOU LIKE MORE OF A VERBAL OR WRITTEN EXPLANATION AS TO THE NARRATIVE IN THE WORKS? SOMETHING IN A DEFINED LANGUAGE?
As i began talking i spoke of my basic concerns but in terms of a presentation it might have been better to give some background into myself as an artist and the history of the works i make, put what i am talking about into context.
Identity: about where i am in relation to and as part of the universe
Paint has the power a power to communicate
How much does a viewer expect from from the text within the works? (painted text..)
the texts in the works has graphic power, it works as a symbol rather than as text. TEXT MUST BE A KEY RATHER THAN A WHOLE PANDORA’S ROOM!
Text articulates something about the world that you are trying to present.
C.Y. Twombly; enigmatic words.
It is part of my identity to use text…
It is up to me to take responsibility for describing work, each context may need a varied description- be it vast or very minimal/ non existent- (private/ big/ small galleries).
I could think about writing some questions that the works i am showing address, a opposed to trying to describe the content with a language which is not satisfactory- the paintings speak their own language and that is what i am working to develop as stronger and more succinct.
BARE CANVAS: IT SAYS ‘MY WORLD IS NOT STABLE, COMPLETE, OSTEER, IT IS HUMANE.’
Need space around each works? hmm, yes more please.
1 MARK: A STAIN. THE PAINTED WORK HAS MORE OF AN ANCHOR ON CANVAS, IT IS EMBEDDED
IT WANTS TO GOT OUTSIDE OF THE FRAME ON BOARD- IT IS SHOOTING OFF, SLIPPERY, NOT HAVING BEEN ABSORBED..
FROWARD TEXT/ REVERSE TEXT
Text is about representation, this is what something is/ text is more graphic, abstract, like pattern work, a gesture to get away from representation. ABSTRACT.
MY BLOG ABOUT THE SNAKE GIVES POSITIVE LAYERS TO THE PAINTED WORK, IT HAS MADE THE HUGELY USED SYMBOL PART OF MY EXISTENCE IN THE 21ST CENTURY, MY EXPERIENCE BENEATH THE SEA, CHINESE STRIPES. BE AWARE OF CULTURAL BAGGAGE ASSOCIATED WITH SNAKES AND MAKE SNAKES ABLE TO STAND UP AS FRESH NEW SYMBOLS NOW TOO.
I COULD WRITE A BACK-STORY, THE HISTORY OF A SNAKE/ NARRATIVE WITHIN RESEARCH, ADD THE WORDS TO THE PAINTING OR NOT? NOT. THE PAINTING NEEDS TO BE THE THING THAT STANDS UP AND COMMUNICATES IN ITS OWN WAY ON ITS OWN.
POETIC TEXT ON MY WORDPRESS SITE WORKS AS A METHOD OF EXPRESSIVE COMMUNICATION FOR ME, IT IS SEPARATE TO THE LANGUAGE I AM USING TO COMMUNICATE WITH PAINT. THEY ARE CONNECTED AND ARE DIFFERENT THINGS.
PAINTINGS ARE LIKE RIDDLES THAT WE NEED TO SOLVE
ABANDONED WITH SNAKE- TH VIEWER IS NOT BEHIND A WINDOW BUT BEHIND A PAINTING- LOOKING INTO A PAINTING, THE BARE TEXT REINFORCES THIS.
AND WE MIGRATED TO C19 TO TALK ABOUT PATRICIA’S WORK AND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE CONTEMPLATING MAKING A STAR? HOW COULD A STAR BE BROUGHT ONTO THE SURFACE OF AN IMAGE? STARS EVOLVED BEYOND AND BEFORE HUMANS SO THE USE OF SPOKEN/ WRITTEN/ HUMANLY DEVELOPED LANGUAGE SEEMS AN INAPPROPRIATE METHOD WITH WHICH TO COMMUNICATE WHAT THE ARTIST HERE IS DEALING WITH
BOB MCGUILLVRY- EXPANDING PAINTING INTO 3D SPACE- CANVAS SEASCAPES WITH SLITS CUT FOR HORIZONS REPRESENTING THE SPACE THAT IS INFINITE IN OUR UNIVERSE AS THE WORLD CONSTANTLY TURNS AND WE KEEP MOVING ROUND AND ROUND
ON AND ON.
IT IS ABOUT TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHERE WE ARE AS HUMANS, AS PART OF THIS UNIVERSE WHICH HAS SUCH DEPTHS
KENNY, GEORGIA, PATRICIA, TWO HOURS OF GREAT CONVERSATIONS IN RELATION TO OUR EXPERIENCES AS HUMANS WITHIN THIS UNIVERSE.