In 2019 I was one of two graduate artists’ in residence at Bath Artists’ Studios, which culminated in the show ‘Paint(In)g’ at the Roper Gallery in Bath.
During the residency I was able to continue working with ideas germinated and discovered during my MA and solidify the space where my practice resides. I worked, theoretically and physically, with four idioms that encapsulate my practice;
The Functional Object in Painting.
The Re-Presentation of Artefact.
The (Re)Signification of Value.
The Dialogue in Space.
“The idea of object as both representation of self and self in its own right is what i have been theoretically obsessed with during the residency. A human-adjacent self, never directly knowable but indirectly invoked. A self that can act as a mirror for the human as much as a being in its own right.”
“Here I present the study of painting as subject, object, and most importantly metaphor, which has the potential to access a connection with painting that goes beyond its use as medium, commodity, and object.”
Excerpts from an artists talk accompanying the ‘Paint(In)g’ exhibition in 2019