Acrylic gesso, canvas, staples, various metal hardware, mixed media
For the series Painting Possibilities, I reimagined the painter’s canvas as a utilitarian device related to the everyday. Throughout the 20th century many predominantly male American artists of European descent used commercial and cultural appropriation to turn “things” into “art.” A major landmark of this era was the creation of Fountain from 1917 by French/American artist Marcel Duchamp. 100 years later, I respond to this lineage of art history by returning a modernist white monochromatic artwork back into a thing.
I am also inspired by hometown of Las Vegas and its ability of being both sign and place.