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Blue Tab Stacks (9, 8), 2011

Mixed Media

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$2,800
    • Unique monotype: stenciled linen pulp paint on cotton base sheet.
    • Signed and dated by the artist on verso. Initialed and dated by the artist on recto, lower right.

    About The Work

    "Soon after starting to make work at Dieu Donné, I realized that I had to go with the flow of the paper pulp and its requisite processes. Having failed to make thin lines like those in my paintings, I came to realize that pulp was better suited to be used in blocks of color. I opted to work additively as though I was playing with wooden blocks and "build" with the shapes one at a time by spontaneously ripping paper with a straight edge. Just as the lines in my paintings connote three-dimensionality without rendering, the cut shapes could suggest a flattened non-perspectival version of sculptural forms.

    "The 2007 Lab Grant residency at Dieu Donné show culminated in an exhibition entitled Schroeder Practices, which referred to the stack of blocks in a Peanuts cartoon and the characters' juvenile seriousness. I aimed for a similar stupid-flat assortment of platonic volumes.

    "Recently when I retuned to the mill, I began a new strategy that involved using the second layer of pulp as an overall wall of windows or architectural 'face.' Planar depth could still be suggested but still in a flat way. The method used involved spontaneously cutting paper that I saw as a one-time template or 'resist.' I wanted the images to have a frightening although benign visage."

    Artist Statement courtesy of Dieu Donné

    About Kate Shepherd

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    • This work is final sale and not eligible for return.

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