Monthly Archives: July 2014

Opposition and Sister Squares are Reconciled Drawings

I recently finished these four drawings from the series Opposition and Sister Squares are Reconciled. I made these for a call out for a show on “realism”, a term that I find troublesome, especially in the arts. I thought that it would be interesting to make “realistic” drawings of abstract objects in order to skew the line between what is seen as “real” and what is seen as “abstract”. The shaded areas create the illusion of three dimensional space while the isometric perspective creates a brief confusion, forcing the viewer to reconcile the visual disjunction.

I sent these 4 drawings as well as 4 drawings from the series A Theory of Forms and Ideas.Opposition and Sister Squares are Reconciled Pencil Drawing #1 Opposition and Sister Squares are Reconciled Pencil Drawing #2 Opposition and Sister Squares are Reconciled Pencil Drawing #3 Opposition and Sister Squares are Reconciled Pencil Drawing #4

Leave a comment

Filed under Drawing/Works on Paper, Minimalism Elite

A History of Progress, Violence and the Modern Spectacle: Crusade Against Communism, Sock Then Ask (Basil Gordon Being Beaten For Refusing To Tell Fellow Auto Workers Whether He Was A Communist, July 1950

I finished¬†Crusade Against Communism, Sock Then Ask (Basil Gordon Being Beaten For Refusing To Tell Fellow Auto Workers Whether He Was A Communist, July 1950 for a show I’m in called Pixelated. The show is in a space called Here Art in New York City which is mostly a theater space and is the same place that I exhibited The Shadow back in 2003. For the show I’m exhibiting all 6 A History of Progress, Violence and the Modern Spectacle paintings as well as Wavy Davy from Epicenter City. I also decided to make an 11″x17″ poster for the show that uses an eye chart that spells Associated Artists for Propaganda Research. I made an edition of ¬†50 for people to take and 4 artists proofs. The artists proofs are on heavier paper and are printed using a color copier and the edition is printed on cheap paper on a black and white copier.

Below is the last painting I finished, the poster and a photo of the posters sitting on my desk after editioning them.

Crusade Against CommunismAAPR Eye Chart PosterAAPR Posters on Desk

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized