Los Angeles, CA
I receive abstraction as an agent of change, so my work invites viewers into spaces of painting. Videos and paintings, made concurrently, are complementary in my practice. My paintings -- hand-painted actions spliced together on canvases originating from film editing techniques -- inform my videos and vice-versa. Each painting compresses the time of its video counterpart into object; likewise, each video unpacks its painting analog into experience. My videos -- forms and movements of abstract paintings set into motion -- are projected into architectural sites. These “interactive canvases” address where bodies of information intersect with selection, ideology, movement and lack. Movement, physically through/across architecture or atop/into canvas surfaces, is key: my aim is to rematerialize painting into instinctual bodily experience. As such, my videos and paintings dissect contemporary power relations between physical reality and the click + drag mentality by challenging assumptions regarding surfaces, sites, and spaces.
artist’s website: www.msheridanstudio.com