Chris Fennell

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Artwork
CATARACT, 2009, Acrylic, metallic glimmer and paper collage on paper mounted on canvas 94 x 60 inches
MANITOU, 2009, Acrylic, metallic glimmer and paper collage on paper mounted on canvas 94 x 60 inches
MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES, 2008 Powdered pigment in acrylic dispersion, ink, rice paper and paper collage on paper 30 x
CICADA, 2008, Powdered pigment in acrylic dispersion and paper collage on paper 30 x 22 inches
SNAG, 2008, Powdered pigment in acrylic dispersion, acrylic and paper collage on paper 60 x 40 Inches
Chris
Fennell
Artist's Statement

My drawings forsake the architecture of the grand gesture in favor of a small-scale, pixilated joinery. The method is collage, the means units of cut or hole-punched paper, glued down in closely-ranked rows, waves, or outward-bursting radiations of lines or dots. This work takes place over time as well as in space, as the constructive processes are glacially slow. There is ample time to ruminate over seemingly small matters--tiny variances in color, density of spacing and pattern, or the minutiae of edge relationships as pieces stack one upon the other.

This labor-intensiveness makes the drawings, by default, a study of the nature of time. Unlike plane geometry, where a dot represents a precise location in space, here it represents a unit of time, a measure of moments passing. Unlike the mathematical point, my points do not define a precise place, but conversely elide and elude boundaries.

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http://www.cfennellart.com