Sam Gordon

Gallery Affiliations: Feature Inc.

Region: Northeast

This group of paintings arose from my interest in exploring new processes and approaches. Instead of taking the canvas for granted, I wanted to construct a ground on which to work, sewing together old clothes of mine, canvas remnants, and paint rags. Using bleach as paint, the mark making is one of erasure, and suggests a photographic quality. What is painted and what is removed becomes as confused as what is printed or sewn. It is left to the viewer to decipher how the paintings are made. They sometimes include thumbnail versions of themselves as well as pages from my sketchbooks in the form of inkjet transfers—these serve as footnotes.