Diagonal Between High and Low 2012


Image and object are brought together in the work Diagonal between High and Low (front and back), 2012, two 11x1x72″ pine boards with 11×17″ black and white print details of birch trees and grass that lean diagonally against the wall.  Four painted stripes in white, red, yellow and black begin and run over the images wrapping down the boards one foot on opposing sides and ends. This work was created for the exhibition A Stake in the Ground: Mapping Territory, Nadia Myre Curator, Mur Art, Montreal Canada. The work is neither image nor support, as gesture the board leaning diagonally against the wall becomes both formal and critical entering into and engaging the space of the viewer. The work merges pure material with artistic intention combining both the everyday materiality of the board as shelf, with the formal structure as a surface for painted lines and mounted images. Diagonal the work serves as its’ own armature, a self-sufficient object that is both image and support.

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