Black

Black, paper, 10.75 x 14 cm (4.25 x 5.5 in), 2020

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“I am making a small piece of art for you and will mail it when I have it ready. : )

I was thinking about the colour black after we met in the park and quite frankly sat far too closely together. We were definitely not maintaining a 2m distance. I had no trouble thinking of other positive associations for black. In the black. Black Friday. Black tea. Black belt. Black Power. Little black book (lovers keep little black books, or is that rapists, not sure, now that I think about it). And thinking of how black is also enveloping and so black could be seen as comforting. Then there was “Black Out Tuesday” and there was some criticism about it visually creating a huge void because people were stupidly using the black lives matter hashtag, when the goal was to center and bring forward black voices. Then I thought about black also being an amalgamation of colour. Black is the absence of colour in the light spectrum, but when dealing with pigments black is all of them. So not a void, but a gathering of sorts.”
From an email dated June 5, 2020, edited.

Screen capture, Unceded K’ómoks Territory, google.com, June 7, 2020

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Collage Set 1

Copy, collage on Hahnemühle Sketch (90lb.), 21 x 29.7 cm (8.3 x 11.7 in), 2015
Charge, collage on Hahnemühle Sketch (90lb.), 21 x 29.7 cm (8.3 x 11.7 in), 2015
Anchor, collage on Hahnemühle Sketch (90lb.), 21 x 29.7 cm (8.3 x 11.7 in), 2015
Wood Paneling, collage on Hahnemühle Sketch (90lb.), 21 x 29.7 cm (8.3 x 11.7 in), 2015
Common Blobs, collage on Hahnemühle Sketch (90lb.), 21 x 29.7 cm (8.3 x 11.7 in), 2015

Complicity

Complicity (foreground) and Suggestions (a.k.a. How To Be) (background), installed at CVAG, 2015

This work/project invites people to also draw/trace. Materials and instructions provided reflect the same process used for other work in the exhibition.

Image courtesy of CVAG
Image courtesy of CVAG
Image courtesy of CVAG

Details after 5 weeks in the gallery.

Carbon Copy

Carbon Copy, carbon tracing on paper, each 29.8 x 21 cm (11.75 x 8.25 in), 2012

In order:
4 (Le Corbusier, Villa Savoye, 1928-30)
24 (Day bed, attributed to Lilly Reich, 1931-37)
4 (Barcelona ottoman designed by Mies van der Rohe for German Pavilion, Barcelona, 1929)
12 (Arne Jacobsen, Egg chair, 1957)
10 (Mies van der Rohe/Lilly Reich, Floor lamp with silk shade, 1930
5 (Gerald Summers, Lounge chair, 1933-34)
26 (Giandomenico Belotti, Chair (homage to Theo van Doesburg), 1980)
2 (Isamu Noguchi, table, 1947)
16 (Mies van der Rohe/Lilly Reich, Square tea table, 1930)
14 (Marcel Brewer, chair, 1923)
27 (Mies van der Rohe, Cantilever chair, 1935) – Detail
27 (Mies van der Rohe, Cantilever chair, 1935)
5 (Peter Murdoch, Child’s chair, 1963)
6 (Plazzetti, 2008)
18 (Eero Saarinen, Tulip chair, 1957)
9 (Marcel Brewer, Wassily chair, 1925-26)