Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Up next in the gallery is Joe Penrod, an Olympia artist who's "tape" painting will certainly be something new for us. Using ordinary blue painters tape to copy cast shadows from everyday icons of the urban landscape - stop signs, trash bins, door handles. As the sun arcs in the sky and the shadow continues to crawl across the surface, Penrod photographs the moment in almost surreal simplicity. The result are images of a single object casting dual shadows, images of two true moments in time, vivid blue contrasting the dull grey concrete and shadow. Although visually and conceptually very simple, this is truly something you have to see to understand. Coincidentally, the show opens on Friday, February 2nd, Groundhog's day.
Sunday, January 21, 2007
I can't seem to get these to scan right. The paper is actually white and smooth.
These are all pretty small, somewhere around 4"x4" or so. Unfortunately, I did these before I found the frames I am going to use, so I have to do 8 new ones that are 3"x5". These are actually not abstractions, they are shadows from wires as they fell on the page.