PAUL DRUECKE : Whiteboard Poems

Whiteboard Poem for D.M., 2016

Permanent marker and mixed media on

Melamine Whiteboard

Whiteboard Poem for Winkie, 2015

Permanent marker and mixed media on

Melamine Whiteboard

Whiteboard Poem for Bigelow’s, 2015

Permanent marker and mixed media on

Melamine Whiteboard

Whiteboard Poem for Gordon, 2015

Permanent marker and mixed media on

Melamine Whiteboard

Whiteboard Poem for Winkie, 2015

Permanent marker and mixed media on

Melamine Whiteboard

Whiteboard Poem for Increase, 2016

Permanent marker and mixed media on

Melamine Whiteboard

Regarding these recent works, says Druecke:

The Whiteboard Poems began as studies for a series of short-format videos. Both projects use first-person perspective to collage varying modes of public inscription that, taken together, extol the density of cultural inheritance over millennia. From indigenous earthworks to state-sponsored plaques to names scrawled in wet concrete, the Whiteboard Poems transpose official and unofficial landmarks of human presence in order to assert my own idiosyncratic sense of time and being. The Whiteboard Poems grew out of imagery used in four custom rugs produced for my Garden Path (2014) at Lynden Sculpture Garden.

Unlike Evan Gruzis’s whiteboard paintings, these are NOT participatory artworks. You may NOT use markers or erasers to add or subtract. However, you may still interact with Gruzis’s paintings. Please help us protect the difference.  

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