Fine Arts Center, Room 340
In my most recent studio practice, I have begun developing a body of work that addresses the precarious relationship of painting to photography. These two practices have long been in contention: photography has proclaimed the death of painting; yet painting continues to redefine itself beyond the realm of photography. Regarding this history, I am creating a series of “photo paintings”, using different dilutions of chemical photo developer painted onto exposed photographs to create a synthesis of both photographic and painting practices. These current works create a dialogue between what has for so long seemed like disparate artistic practices. They act as a conduit between painting practice and photographic processes. The work creates a conceptual discrepancy between facture and picture or, more broadly, fact and fiction. Thus, they exist in a sate of suspension between a perception and objectification- a liminal existence.