PUZZLE PIECES (Means of Production # 6).
I received Chris Rusak’s half of our collaboration, ‘The Capital’ (or ‘The Kapital’) which is the final component of our Source Material exhibition from last spring. Chris’s work has shifted dramatically and while this isn’t necessarily what I was expecting, I quite like the use of unorthodox materials as a support for painting and think it works well with my own approach.
The trick, however becomes unifying these separate elements, especially as Chris and I work on separate coasts and are 3000 miles apart. Upon playing with our two parts I decided to incorporate some more hard-edged elements into my own composition, and echo the strong diagonals in his composition. I think the pieces work better slightly separated (it keeps my piece of aluminum from looming too far in front of his panel and overwhelming it), so the final issue to address is how to link them across a small divide on the wall.