Painting Etc. is a solo exhibition of new work that follows on directly from my MFA studio led research. This series employs the aesthetics of packaging, storage and transport in order to consider the conceptual contribution of site, or placement within a site, to any artwork. Additionally, various monochromatic forms are presented to reflect on the passage of paintings, as objects that move between sites. Some of the work stays packaged, as if not having fully arrived at the exhibition and also ready to leave. A leaning bubble wrapped work, ‘Painting 2’, is somehow charged by its presentation in the Stacks gallery space, but would be unremarkable if seen in a taxi or by an elevator. Outside in the courtyard, a large scale work alludes to the stockroom; in this instance sheltered by a sturdy tarpaulin.
‘Painting Etc’ is an exhibition of works in transit; that presume their own disappearance; while remaining acutely present by assuming positions of both arrival and departure.
Image courtesy of the artist