Saturday, March 27, 2010

Visiting Artist - Rocky Horton

Lecture/Interaction: April 1 10:50 AM - 1:30 PM
Fine Arts Center, Room 340

Artist's Statment
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.

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