The Mechanics of Summer Dress 2

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title: The Mechanics of Summer Dress 2
year: 1998
body of work: ”Routine and Missing”
series: n/a
medium: Light Jet print face mounted with matte lamination, on Cintra, framed.
size: 48 1/4″ h x 45 1/4″ w
edition size: 1 and 2 AP
collections: Paul and Alice Judelson
availability: 2 AP

artist brief:

The prints in this series are 35 mm photos which are digitized (scanned), and then have a detail of their color duplicated and spilled outside of the pictures edges to create a surrounding color field. They are then reprinted with Light jet technology, mounted full frame on Cintra, face mounted with matte lamination, and framed with thin matte white frames.  Later manifestations are face mounted to matte Plexiglas, mounted on Cintra and framed with thin matte white frames.  This picture was taken just as my colleague  Jonathan Kroll hit a lit portion of a stairwell outside his job place.  The figure mechanically integrates with its surroundings, as a foreground and background element spills in and out of a surrounding colorfeild.  The title refers to a summer outfit being a functioning set of details, details as they are some of several relations of force that create distracting impulses.  I also liked thinking of the summer dress as a particular set of influences on the movement of a body, therefore the figure being a display of how summer dress works.

”Routine and Missing” 1998
“Routine” refers to repetition and regularity and “Missing” refers to being off, both in terms of time and space.  The subject of the pictures taken in “Routine and Missing” are focused on and around my own and other people’s “job routines”.

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