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Monochrome Suite is an exploration of painting icons, their mystique and the male gaze as a search for connections in the genres of painting and video. With a direct reference to artist Yves Klein, Monochrome Suite investigates painting and performance by reclaiming: “his” Yves Klein blue to reveal its messy relationship to the female body and it’s intended serenity. Using the foot as metaphor for the body, I explore not critique the fetish video and its support system, the Internet and a lineage of woman artists who navigated video, sexuality and painting in their work. The confined tableau of the frame holds a place to confront and play with degrees of sexuality, object-hood and the charisma of art history.
Polychrome Suite explores what it is to navigate conditions of a site, its situation, characteristics, and implication. The gallery, exhibition space or museum is a condition; it colors the artwork it holds, it shifts the viewers experience and perceptions, just as the site and its condition can influence and shift the artists process. Scale, color, light, placement, pace and feel is all considered in this relationship. Polychrome Suite is a reaction to the vastness of this exhibition space; a place that a sculpture would be inclined to fill and work monumentally. Using the body as sculpture and as object, it addresses the site to plays with scale, light, placement, pace and feel and by shrinking the site, creates a common ground between artist, performer, sculpture and place.
I get around, from sculpture to painting to video to sewing.