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just wants to go home vii

Textile
Sale price$ 1,000

quilted linen, velvet, and canvas, pine and brass brad frame

The series can be described in the artists own words:

‘a revisitation to a place i know and have shaped but isn’t how i left it. the punctures from top to bottom bond and hide. the initial carelessness from sprinting is what now requires surgery. there is still a view through the glass, or maybe it’s open, who knows anymore. the horizontal rarely changes at a distance, it’s the vertical that disrupts; although the force applied to ‘make it work’ messes with that line a bit.

the things that keep me going now are the importance of the material, and saving it, preserving it, presenting it’

The idea for these works started when the artist was in Provence and continued back in his London studio. The just wants to go home works are about surrounding safety; a framing of some past comfort. Thinking about pattern and repetition as the revisitations of memory. These have a bit more depth and a bit more reference to the artist’s hand; both the literal and the physical.

In this body of work, Caflisch looks to use and repair what he already has, and he is particularly excited to continue this series, which actively utilizes the smallest-size offcuts he’s saved from his studio. Across the works there is a sense of accountability and an active slow down as the delicacy of placing and balancing the entire body of work resembles the act of making a single piece. As Caflisch continues to think about time and place, as well as thresholds and barriers, he includes a selection of artist proofs from his archive that are a part of previous editions. The artist continues wanting to maintain a variety of different types of work and also wanting the work to be approachable from a variety of angles and layers.

Size: 16.25 x 14.25 inches
Custom Framing Included
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“...still constantly remind myself of H.D. Thoreau’s quote “rather than love, than money, than fame; give me truth.” I think this is a crucial mentality to have as an artist, and any other profession; that success, by any definition, will be found in making honest work.”
-Ethan Caflisch
Ethan Caflisch

About the Artist

Ethan Caflisch

Ethan’s exhibition venues and publications include the Institute of Contemporary Art (San Jose), Cheryl Hazan Gallery (New York), A.M. Gallery (Antwerp), Art Maze Magazine, and AnOther Magazine. Explore his large, geometric and minimalist paintings, figurative paintings and hand made textile works.

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Current Exhibition

Close Crush

Cheryl Humphreys & Mike McMullen
June 7 - September 3

Tappan
8200 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles CA

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“...WE WERE REALLY LOOKING FOR PIECES THAT SPOKE TO US AND MADE US PAUSE FOR A MOMENT TO ABSORB, APPRECIATE, AND REFLECT. CAFLISCH'S ART ABSOLUTELY HAD THAT EFFECT ON US.”

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