Case Study – Devil, 2006
Acrylic on linen, 48 x 48 inches

Case Study – Infidel, 2006
Acrylic on linen, 48 x 48 inches

Case Study – Villain, 2006
Acrylic on linen, 48 x 48 inches
Private collection

Case Study – Heathen, 2006
Acrylic on linen, 48 x 48 inches
Private collection

Case Study – Letdown, 2006
Acrylic on linen, 48 x 48 inches

Case Study – Outsider, 2006
Acrylic on linen, 48 x 48 inches

Exhibition:
Presentational Painting III
Curated by Gabriele Evertz
Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, New York, NY, 2006

The subject of this exhibition was color, which has always been an important tool in my work. My work is not really about color, but rather uses it as a means to an end. For the exhibition, I made a suite of six, interrelated paintings, square in format, each consisting of four squares of a single color on a ground of a second color. I intended them to be a self-reflexive set and they were installed in the gallery as such.

On each painting, the squares were distributed like random tiles across an implied grid. No two paintings repeated the same placement of squares, nor the same colors. Each painting consisted of two colors, one earth tone and one highly artifical “plastic” color. I wanted the color combinations to be uncommon, slightly vibrating, and somewhat off-putting.

Making abstract painting is always a defensive position, so I selected titles for the six works that reflect abstraction’s outsider status. The specific titles were informed by the volley of insults and other provocative language used by both the Bush administration and Al Queda to describe each other.

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