Reused Grids Xlll by Beth Dorsey - Davidson Galleries
Beth Dorsey

Reused Grids Xlll

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Series: Monoprint/Monotype Invitational 2022
Medium: Transfer print with chine-collé
Dimensions: 16 x 21 inches (Image) 22 1/2 x 30 inches (Sheet)
Signature: Signed
Artist details: American, 1948
Date finished: 2017
Edition: 1/1

Artist's statement:
"The work explores the tension between structure/intentionality and randomness/ spontaneity. I am attracted to everyday objects with repeatable elements/patterns: venetian blinds, textured fabric scraps, grates, building facades, windows, and corrugated card board. These repurposed objects and patterns form the foundation of the images. Layers are added which obscure and enhance the structure.

Structure, routine, and patterns form the underpinnings of modern life, they are always present but rarely noticed. The images start with these ‘unseen’ but ubiquitous patterns. Making visible the unseen highlights their importance and utility just as the patterns and routines of our daily life provide freedom and productivity. The patterned foundation allows the spontaneity and individuality of the subsequent layers. Each new layer obscures and enhances the one underneath.

The interplay of these contradictions stimulates the mind and eye. Meaning occurs when they intersect and fuels the creative process."

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