|2008/2009 < 2009/2010 - 1,000 sq ft, mixed media installation (solo exhibition), at Sue Scott Gallery (New York, 2009)
Mixed media process-based painting installation. The work was developed over one year while in residence at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program (2008/2009). Process was repeated at the gallery during the one month installation period. The past of 2008/2009 was accelerated into a month and exhibited at the start of the 2009/2010 art season. The materials included paint, tape, canvas, paper, watercolor, acrylic, wallboard, bubble wrap, art books, and exhibition press releases. The question considered to start the studio exploration was: what might happen if the system-based work of Frank Stella (1959 Black Paintings) was explored alongside Casper David Friedrich’s “parallel band application of discrete hues” (from my 2003 memory of seeing Friedrich’s work in Berlin, in particular, Solitary Tree, 1821)? The inevitable image of an isolated leafless tree on a flat ground was repeated in different forms throughout the installation.