Comprised of five large format oil paintings and one sculpture made of stucco, Fountains of Sand II: Pictures Not As Windows But Display Windows, or Barriers is the latest iteration of my interest in pictorial structures as they relate to subject matter and its relationship to real matter, paint. FoS II not only affects this struggle as one of thinking through the act of doing, but also attempts to manifest this through the continual obfuscation of a paradigmatic framework: the work displays a “postmodern look” that is constructed and reflexive, but it takes this further to suggest an organic connection between disparate elements. The paintings were made as if an easel painter wanted to participate in eclectic postmodern styles, and with this he or she brought along the baggage of authenticity, as if this were possible.
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