Cross-Reference 3

Oil on C print 

37 x 25 IN

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Cross-Reference 5

Oil on C print 

37 x 28 IN


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Cross-Reference 2

Oil on C print 

37 x 25 IN


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Cross-Reference 4

Oil on C print 

37 x 20 IN


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Cross-Reference 6

Oil on C print 

37 x 30 IN


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Cross-Reference 8

Oil on C print 

37 x 25 IN


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Cross-Reference 1

Oil on C print 

37 x 23 IN


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Cross-Reference 7

Oil on C print 

37 x 25 IN


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Cross-Reference 10

Oil on C print 

37 x 21 IN


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Cross-Reference 9

C print 

29 x 59 IN


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This series is a collaboration with Hans Schmitt-Matzen.  Most of the photographs in these artworks were taken in libraries. We were attracted to libraries initially because these spaces are designed to foster contemplation.  We discovered that libraries offer subtle, painterly aesthetics if one is willing to peer through the banality.  When one lets one’s eyes pan across the rolling spines of books lining each shelf, it can be very similar to reading a ribbon-like paint stroke unfolding across a canvas.  The manifestation of this “gestural” photographic language was the inspiration for much of the paint handling within the artworks.

The series title Cross-Reference borrows a library term to metaphorically imply that the mediums of photography and paint are indispensably linked within these artworks.  Each medium makes citations to the other.   


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