This series of silkscreened prints explores the concept referred to in design and painting as the “figure-ground relationship” where a balance between the shapes and space in an image is attained through a blurring of the distinctions between the figurative elements and the ground.
The image is taken from a photograph of a frame on a renaissance painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The image has been separated into 3 different silkscreen plates that don’t fully line up with each other. This tension allows each plate to surface as a different plane.
Colors are chosen and manipulated to create a reversible or ambiguous space between the interior and exterior spaces of the figure (the frame). The allowance of chance and gesture in the production of these plates elevates them from a prescribed existence as serially produced images, to that of unique painterly objects.
FLAT FILE EXHIBITION, Artspace, New Haven, C.T., 2013.
THE COOPER UNION ANNUAL STUDENT EXHIBITION curated by the faculty of the School of Art, The Cooper Union, New York, NY, 2009.