From Bad to Worse to Truly Terrible, 2007
Black monochrome paintings, gloss black latex paint over flat black latex paint on canvas
Dimensions variable, 8, 12, and 16 inches in diameter
Curated by Kat Griefen
Sideshow, Brooklyn, NY, 2007
From Bad to Worse to Truly Terrible was a direct quote from a US soldier serving his n-th tour of duty in Iraq. I wanted the individual parts of this project to be immediate, so I made each by first painting the circular canvases matte black and then pouring gloss black paint over them. The black on black monochromes that resulted occupy the space somewhere between bullet holes and oil spills. I wanted the overall installation to approximate a pock-marked wall in a combat zone.