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Casein on Wood, Construction - 25x26x1"

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Comment by Astrid Fitzgerald on March 21, 2017 at 2:41pm

Thank you very much for your kind comments. Your words shed some light on what I'm trying to express and achieve in my work. 

Comment by Resident Curator on March 14, 2017 at 1:36pm

Curator’s Comment:

 

I appreciate the elegant geometric simplicity of these constructions.  The piece identified as # 401 is particularly effective at playing with the illusionistic space versus physical nature of the picture plane. The very thin cast shadows revealed in the photo suggest a gap in the overlapping substrates; which plays off against the painted boundaries. The minimal color palette also contributes to the elemental components. However, this piece doesn’t offer a conflicting tension between colored planes as seen in the works such as #537 or # 535 with more primary red hues and achromatic contrast.  I also prefer the large single square in # 401 as the off kilter positioning of the opposing values isn’t provided a visual counterbalance to even out the diagonal slant. This small bit of destabilizing movement offers unanticipated interest in the otherwise economic work.

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