run through the tape (preserve)
Acrylic and gouache on woodboard and exposed stretchers | 2021
This is a piece I made in my London studio. Using what I thought about and learned in Portugal, I built the same structures to hold a vital symbol of the finish line. It’s iterative, like lots of my work, and formalist. Oftentimes, there’s a process of switch and swap via sketch to see what happens; and if it works - it gets made. This time around, that process of looking for certainty didn’t work for the vast majority of the series - but it did for this piece.
31.5 x 23.5 inches each
Signed by artist.
The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan.
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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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