These pieces were originally intended for a white cube exhibition space. The COVID-19 pandemic has either liberated or restricted the work, depending on one’s point of view. The canvas-wrapped, primed platform was designed as a stage from which to view the linen wall work. Over the course of the exhibition, gallery-goers footprints were to be “recorded”, altering the platform’s appearance. Instead it remains unused. Both portrait and platform are 6 ft square, a dimension that has taken on new cultural significance. For more information about the portrait and the artist’s practice, please consult the accompanying pdf.
Lectern (Bernard), 2020, Acrylic, latex, oil, and pencil on linen, 72 x 72 in.
Lectern (Bernard) - detail, 2020, Acrylic, latex, oil, and pencil on linen, 72 x 72 in.