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Proposing Correspondence: Lee Ufan

  Relatum, by Lee Ufan Preceding his coming major retrospective at Guggenheim Museum in New York this summer, this article on Lee Ufan’s work and credo in the May’s Artforum seemed quite modest – rather compact for a figure of … Continue reading

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Duomo & Idolatry

    Duomo, o5/2011,  gouache, synthetic polymer, and oil on canvas, 96″x96″ Duomo is a work in progress, a week into making. The idea behind… no, I feel it will be more appropriate to say “the idea of this painting” … Continue reading

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Projected Hope

Promised, 05/2011, gouache, synthetic polymer and oil on canvas, 66″x110″ Promised is a reflection on and my own rendering of the hot political landscape of Israel framed by the current shoreline (artistic rendering) and doubled by the projected shorelines copied … Continue reading

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Passport

Passport, 2011, performance (detail), by Robert Whitman Passport, 2011. Robert Whitman’s pieces often “verge on alchemy” according to Liz Kotz and her latest article on Whitman’s work in Artforum. What sets him apart from many other artists who embraced technology for … Continue reading

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Intimate Immensity

Oscillation, 03/2011, 90″x136″, gouache and synthetic polymer on canvas Poetics of Space (after Gaston Bachelard  The Poetics of Space, “Intimate Immensity”)     The Poetics of Space was a book of revelations for me (caught in the midst of working out … Continue reading

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Landscape Theory

On what grounds do I speak of landscape if the work is not representational? Answering this question might be challenging. I will try to do that using two sources: “Introduction to Social Formation and Symbolic Landscape” by Denis E. Cosgrove and … Continue reading

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Painting and Gender-Specificity

Painting and Gender Specificity. What is the relationship between painting practices and feminists politics? How is the medium specificity tied to gender-specificity? I believe I found answers in Katy Deepwell’s article “Claims for a Feminist Politics in Painting”. As a … Continue reading

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Emergence of ‘Impolite’ Landscape

Unfolding (Forces), 02/2011, gouache and synthetic polymer on canvas, 60″x72″                           Emergence of ‘Impolite’ Landscape That ‘new angle’ of looking at things that artists possess and consciously cultivate, or the phenomenon of ‘rendering visible’ as opposed to traditionally ‘rendering the … Continue reading

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Subversion and Subsidy & Wet

Source, 02/2011, gouache, synthetic polymer and oil on canvas, 60″x48″   Subversion and Subsidy and Wet  Subversion and Subsidy, a book on contemporary art and aesthetics by Rainer Rochlitz, attracted my attention first as a relatively new publication (2008) on … Continue reading

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Forenzic Evidence of Vision and Being

                   Forenzic Evidence of Vision and Being Borealis, 01/2011, gouache, synthetic polymer and oil on canvas (stretched), 72″x96″ The word ‘forenzic’ does not exist. It is the misspelled word ‘forensic’ that might evoke another word, ‘frenzy’.  I used ‘forenzic’ for describing … Continue reading

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