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Notes from the Air

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Notes from the Air #5, 2006-7 Acrylic On Canvas On Birch Plywood 17 X 23 In © Courtesy of Elizabeth Harris Gallery
Notes from the Air

529 W.20th St.
New York, NY 10011
January 4th, 2008 - February 2nd, 2008
Opening: January 4th, 2008 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.elizabethharrisgallery.com/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
chelsea
EMAIL:  
info@elizabethharrisgallery.com
PHONE:  
212-463-9666
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 11-6; Summer Hours: July - Tue-Fri 11-6; August - open by appointment

DESCRIPTION

Weiss recently wrote about his work:

“These paintings begin as small, quick, notational line drawings inspired by my perceptual and sensory memory. I am making drawings of imaginary paintings. I am thinking of paintings I plan to make. The page size of the original drawings are two inches square. The imaginary paintings depicted within the actual drawings have irregular, rounded borders and are placed onto the blank paper as a painting would be placed onto an empty wall. The specific nature of the drawing method coupled with the small size of the actual drawing page, become determining factors for the imagery developed within the drawing. There is an ease and spontaneity of line quality and of structure within these tiny drawings.

I enlarge the small drawing and use this magnified version as a template in order to start the painting. I am making an actual painting that starts as an enlarged version of a tiny drawing, which is, in turn, a drawing of an imaginary painting, a painting that I want to make.”