10/31/16

It's been more than a month since my last post. I've had two community shows, one in Essex and one in New London, a great way to meet people in the area and get some input on my work. I also had a chance to see the show on Agnes Martin at the Guggenheim, if you're in New York definitely check it out.  Here is a photo of an installation at the Essex Art Association.

 On the right are time cards from the month of August. (15 Hours 31 Minutes 5 Seconds. 3,984 lines, India ink on paper). The left is 9 sessions of 30 minutes, each drawn at a different speed, India ink on toned paper.

On the right are time cards from the month of August. (15 Hours 31 Minutes 5 Seconds. 3,984 lines, India ink on paper). The left is 9 sessions of 30 minutes, each drawn at a different speed, India ink on toned paper.

Here is a shot of the cube at the Marquee Gallery in New London.

 May 2nd, silverpoint on venetian plaster, 2'x2'

May 2nd, silverpoint on venetian plaster, 2'x2'

The wooden frame was removed from the bottom, allowing the shape to breath as a single unit. If an element can be removed and the piece still works, it should be removed. I'm happy with the outcomes of both shows.

Using alternating primary colors has been a needed development in my monotypes. Here are three of them.

During critique, a few people were confused to why I wrote the time in the left corners if the lines themselves are supposed to represent the unit of time. I've been thinking about this for a few days now and I agree that the two don't work well together. The lines themselves are the time and the written text in this format does not improve the work. I'll keep using the alternating lines but on a larger scale. I started a 10' ink drawing that hopefully will take the optical quality of the primary colors to another level. Another development in my future work will be using sensors to create dialogue between the object and the viewer. I'm looking into making some drawings on conveyor belts that change speed depending on the distance the viewer is from the piece, however, the process of creation will uncover something unexpected.

Happy Halloween!

 

Paul.