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The painting painting series evolved out of an image of a canvas in a detail of a painting that Philip Guston painted of his studio in the late 60's.The black line that defines and names things is an obvious formal strategy but it serves a conceptual purpose. In the book “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel García Márquez, there is a plague of forgetfulness in the village of Macondo. All of the citizens begin to forget the names of objects, and to lose the ability to speak to each other. The female protagonist cures the plague by writing the names of everything in the kitchen and the house and labeling them exhaustively so that everyone can communicate with each other. Eventually the plague runs its course, and the village is spared. These paintings are a reflection on painting, and memory.

Untitled (Painting Painting 6)
oil on canvas
14" x 12"
2016
Untitled (painting painting, 3)
oil on canvas
26" x 22"
2016
untitled (painting painting 15)
oil on canvas
20" x 16"
2016
untitled (painting painting 11)
oil on canvas
20" x 16"
2016
untitled (painting painting 12)
oil on canvas
20" x 16"
2016
untitled (painting painting 16)
oil on canvas
20" x 16"
2016
untitled (painting painting 12)
oil on canvas
20" x 16"
2016
Painter painter
oil on canvas
20" x 16"
2016
untitled (painting painting 10)
oil on canvas
20" x 16"
2016
untitled (painting painting 9)
oil on canvas
20" x 16"
2016
untitled (Painting painting, 7)
oil on canvas
20"x 16"
2016