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.