26 avril - 7 juin 2008
For his first solo show at Chantal Crousel Gallery, Wade Guyton presents a new series of paintings that are ostensibly black monochromes. Made with an Epson large-format printer in the same manner as the paintings he has been producing for the last three years, these works are printed on factory-primed linen intended for oil painting and not inkjet printing. Recently, the artist noticed that some of the linen he received from the factory reacted differently to the inkjet printer than those he had previously. The marks, images, and letters he was printing became absorbed into the porous surface rather than “sitting on the surface”. These paintings were set aside as failed works and these new rolls of linen as unusable material. Because of this difference in the ink’s interaction with the surface, the artist began to overprint these paintings with a Photoshop-drawn rectangle “filled” with the colour black.