My current paintings are intersections of abstract paintings and my dreams, which I have been writing down whenever I can remember them for the past three or four years. Below are some recent notes about this idea and these paintings:
6-20-18 Serial attributes of the dream paintings (what is repeated about the work): proportion of the whole painting, encounter of one dream per painting with “painting elements” Seriality is not a virtue in itself because of its status as a painting convention, but it parallels the (sleep-dream) / (wake-work) cycle and its reiteration in time.
6-21-18 A dream framed, given opportunity for oracular disclosure, an artifact flatly given, just content, not including / not excluding either significance or banality.
6-27-18 paintings in series = beads on a string
7-10-18 The implication that something of great profundity is going to be announced– but what arrives is just ambiguous and possibly inert. A mocking of the idea of assumed meaningful narrative, or a way of having automatically generated human content– humanist by having it, but ambivalent about what that would mean
7-15-18 Dream paintings: tracking nervous subjectivity
7-25-18 Dream paintings: more comfortable with seriality of format because it is linked to involuntary repetitions
8-1-18 The dream paintings as strange greeting cards: a “design” (outer) relating to some convention of design (fabric? mosaic? abstract painting?) Inside, a short text that seems to mean something– but does it? (A text open to various applications)