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Duston Spear

Duston Spear / MONSTERS NIGHT / Collaged oil paintings, work clothes, spray paint, wax on canvas / 67 X 76 inches / 2008 / Sara Tecchia Roma Gallery

Duston Spear / MONSTERS NIGHT / Collaged oil paintings, work clothes, spray paint, wax on canvas / 67 X 76 inches / 2008 / Sara Tecchia Roma Gallery

 RORSCHACH TALES
Duston Spear’s most recent series of paintings, ‘Rorschach Tales’ will make up her third solo exhibition with STRNY (September – October 2009). In these works Spear has combined the applied graffiti of ‘Read’,(2005), with the iconic imagery of ‘Delivered’, (2007) and added the narrative intent of Japanese scroll paintings to assemble a codex of fictional battles. Miniature warriors fill the flattened scene charging on yellow grounds, the thin blue horizon line marks the ageless conflict below. The center of each canvas is dominated by a Rorschach-like form filled with her old paint clothes stenciled with words that are unreadable in this palimpsest incarnation. Tiny figures are curved out of cut up paintings and collaged onto the surface- horses rear, bulls race across the stage, archers toss their painted arrows, battalions of warriors shoot spray paint from their rifles at the unknown Rorschachian thing that stales the armies. The scene is frozen in it’s activity, the site is abstract in its figuration. {Read More…}

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November 13, 2008   No Comments