O.K. we'll begin with entropy. That's a subject that's preoccupied me for some time. On the whole I would say entropy contradicts the usual notion of a mechanistic world view. In other words it's a condition that's irreversible, it's condition that's...
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Published: Wednesday, 06 March 13 - 02:33 PM (GMT -06:00)
Last Updated: Wednesday, 06 March 13 - 09:00 PM (GMT -06:00)
the painter ryan sullivan is here on captiva doing a residency now too. he shared his work with the group the other night and i've been a bit haunted ever since. the above piece is in a recent group show at white flag projects in st louis (here is a larger version.) he uses layers and layers of paint which takes on a life of its own. when exposed to gravity, the still wet paint underneath the dry paint on the surface moves and creates textures and motion. it's beautiful.
it's been super fun riding my bike past his studio on my way to the beach and seeing the work in various stages out in the sun drying. this seems like a perfect place to make work like this.
please enjoy the time and space.
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