MICHAEL J LAGERMAN



ANOKA FARUQEE AND DAVID DRISCOLL AT THE SUBURBAN

STUNNED BY THESE PAINTINGS SPINNING HYPNOTISMS I FELT THEM AROUND ME. THE INTIMATE, YET UNIQUELY CLINICALSUBURBAN SPACE WAS BLASTING WITH SOUNDS OF COLORS. THE EDGES OF THE CANVAS REVEAL LAYERS OF HARDENED PLASTIC, STILL APPEARING SOMEWHAT SOFT AS IF THEY HAD BEEN RUBBERIZED FOR A CONSUMER’S TACTILE ENJOYMENT. THE PAINTINGS HAVE A CONSUMER QUALITY TO THEM, THEIR CONCENTRICITY AND HIGHLIGHTER COLORS FEEL FAMILIAR. THEY SHINE LIKE THE IRIDESCENT GLOSS OF A CD, BUT THEY ALSO RESEMBLE THE IMPRESSION OF A VINYL RECORD. DOES THIS MAKE THEM NOSTALGIC? DO THE PAINTING’S MACHINED, FLAT FRONT RESIST THIS IMPRESSION OF NOSTALGIA? I REST WITH BEING UNCERTAIN ON THESE QUESTIONS. AS FOR THE QUESTION OF WHY THE CONTINUITY OF MUSIC - I ANSWERSIMPLY BECAUSE I LIKE ART THAT SINGS AND THESE PAINTINGS OFFER HARMONIOUS TUNES.


paintings by Anoka Faruqee and David Driscoll at the Suburban in Walker’s Point, Milwaukee, WI, 2019.

biography courtesy: Koenig & Clinton







AT SITE

Left, Pactola Dam. Right, Badlands National Park.

a diptych of two cyanotypes made remotely at Pactola Dam and in the Badlands National Park, South Dakota. One measures time through graduated stripes of organized exposure. This one was rubbed against the ground to record the physical texture of the ground it lay. The other shows time and development through intervention with the activity of Pactola Lake.


2018


SOURCE DEVIATIONS

foreground: found rocks, plaster – background (left to right): plaster, found wood, plastic

foreground: found timber, found stick – background: plaster

found wood, plastic

found rocks, plaster

plaster

plaster

installation view

installation view

installation view

found rock, plaster, 3D prints, resin, wax, ice, lard

iron ore, acrylic

iron ore, acrylic

iron ore, acrylic

an ongoing sculptural project with found, cast, and readymade materials


2018


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