27 Apr RITA ACKERMANN
MEDITATION ON VIOLENCE
Meditation on Violence – Hair Wash produces an eternally tranquil yet subversively violent effect. Upon closer inspection one finds the remains of figurative drawings that repetitively appear, then disappear in the trace of white wash chalk dust. These drawings and gestures oscillate between the visible and invisible only to reveal limited emphases on method, subject, and production.
If there is a purpose to these large chalkboard paintings and the process that creates them, it is to facilitate an intuitive emotional intelligence that is not founded solely on intellect. Standing as a monument for movement as opposed to any narrative story or lecture, the works are content to be unseen by means of erasure and negation.
Photos © Sofia Goscinski