EVAN GRUZIS : Public Paintings

Public Painting 1, 2016

Rustoleum™ whiteboard paint on poplar panel

Public Painting 2, 2016

Rustoleum™ whiteboard paint on poplar panel

Public Painting 3, 2016

Rustoleum™ whiteboard paint on poplar panel

Regarding these new works, says Gruzis:

These are paintings that only come into being through aggregate exposure to the publicthey must be exhibited to becreated. These are democratic materials, taken directly from the conference room or class room. Theres no learning curve (as there would be

with oil paint, for instance), and the results are immediately reversible, unlike graffiti or defacement. These pieces are about giving gestural agency to the audience within the context of viewership, thereby ameliorating the creative authority of the artist. They are analog crowd-sourced paintings; its also about sharing the risk and psychological pressure of mark-making. At some point in the future, the surface will be fixed. When this happens will be random and without programmatic reasoningits not about durational sampling. Whatever image is present on the surface becomes the painting without exception."

These are participatory artworks. You may use the markers and erasers provided to add or subtract.

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