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Spotty Dog Books, Hudson, NY

Exhibition Detail
Mirrors and Memory
440 Warren St
Hudson, NY 12534

October 1st, 2010 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Mirrors and Memory, Andy AlexanderAndy Alexander, Mirrors and Memory,
© andrea aidekman
other (outside main areas)
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

from the proposal:

'I want to paint each of the four windows in succession starting with a clear rendering of part of a bridge on its side or a radio tower. The first window would be painted using any tool I need to make sure it was as much like the original image I'm working from as possible. the corresponding side would be an imperfect mirror image of the first painting. To paint it I'll eliminate the help of any outside reference material except the painting on the first window, I'll use a ruler to make sure my lines are straight and for loose measurements. From my experience this creates a cool effect, at first glance you see a mirror image that slowly reveals itself to be skewed in some places. On the other side of the door I would continue like I had with the second window but without the first painting next to it and only using the blank side of the ruler, skewing the image even further. On the last window I would use no rulers or reference material, only working from the image painted on the third window. Once their all up I'll go back to the first window and take it down bit by bit, carefully using paintbrushes soaked in soapy water and rags. I'll try to repeat the same process on each window to be as much like the first as possible, until all the paint is gone. I think the effect of the image slowly morphing and deteriorating will make it look more and more like a reflection of the experience of actually painting it. Or at least that is the effect I'd want it to have.'

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