Anyone that has taken an advanced painting course has run into the challenges of the reflective surface. The exercise forces the artist to break down the forms into pieces and to deny associations with the objects. In other words, you have to paint what you see and disavow what you know. That is the essence of effective representational painting.
A student confronted with the challenge of setups like these would declare their instructor a masochist. Sloan approaches them as dares.
Jeanette Pasin Sloan
7 November – 5 December 2008
Santa Fe, New Mexico