"It's just a matter of rearranging the furniture, I thought on first inspection. But, then I remembered that the future of painting was NOT involved, and that opened the door. You see, it might be possible to stitch together a semblance of meaning through bringing together (or taking apart) familiar objects, and subjecting them to another function: aesthetic gestures alter the appearance and function of the mass-produced commodity. To put it another way, one can fetishize everyday, functional objects by cutting them, painting them, bending them, draping them... And in the end, you've got something that both accepts and denies its origins and history. Beneath it all is an urge to shape the stuff of the world, and not be overrun by the shear volume of gizmos and gewgaws insinuating themselves into our lives. All that meaningless garbage deserves to become art. And as far as painting goes: hasn't it long been established that paint can be put on any object of any shape, for just about any reason? If so, what's the fuss about?" opinion: Maya Somnour
Jessica Stockholder