SIDES P&S

Chevron Perforated, 2008 Chevron Sewn, 2008
West 15th St Perforated, 2008 West 15th St Sewn, 2008
Ex Perforated, 2008 Ex Sewn, 2008
Diagonals Perforated, 2008 Diagonals Sewn, 2008
Double Chevron Perforated, 2008 Double Chevron Sewn, 2008

Perforated & Sewn SIDES is comprised of pairs of works — one which involves drawing the shapes on sheets of white paper using perforated marks, the other sewing the shapes onto the paper with canvas strands (acquired by deconstructing painting canvases) white-on-white — the absence of color intentionally chosen to address legibility, ghostliness and memory.

Statement for SIDES
My series of works entitled SIDES is based on photographs I take of “lost” buildings in New York. When buildings are demolished they leave trace shapes on the adjoining buildings beside them. I have used these shapes as the basis of my artworks, formally incorporating the ghostly outlines of buildings after they are gone. In New York, rapid turnover means that these vestigial outlines are very quickly concealed by new construction, all but erasing the memory of the original buildings. SIDES visually echo the loss of three-dimensional space by creating a two-dimensional memorial of disappearing architecture.