Horjus, Timothy James
Richardson, W. C.
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"Painting: Despite" is an exploration into the possibility of continuing to paint despite the constancy of digitized images in our everyday and their effect on our ability to process images. Our contemporary culture is one primed for the consumption of images, but one woefully unable to understand them. This inability is for many the reason for the 'death of painting.' The paintings in the exhibit evoke a space that is fractured unstable and in a state of flux. Within the framework of past romantic notions concerning painting, its progress, and purported death, these works posit a new position for painting. The position for painting is one of duality. The works are paintings, but are not a continuation of the history of painting, instead referring only to what has come before through stylistic tendencies and knowingly taking part in a culture where the time for contemplation is no longer valid