The site-specific work, During, Before & After: View of the Oakland University Art Gallery, October 2010 solicits viewers to determine the relationship between the space they are occupying and the illusion of the same space represented in the painting they are viewing. Situating the audience to contemplate their actual perceptual experience, the painting also confronts its own temporality. Executed in the summer of 2010, the piece alluded to the future. On display, it functions to reflect the present, and when the exhibition closes, the painting will be a documentation of the past. The vacant walls illustrated in the painted image attest to this condition of circumstance.
Great thanks to my collaborator, Corrie Baldauf, whose participation facilitated by ideas to come to fruition.
photo: PD Rearick