Todd Bourret

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Display/Framed Drawing (Leftover Painting), 2009, Acrylic, color pencil, paper, cuts on canvas, 32" x 22
Framed Leftover Painting, 2009, Acrylic, cardboard, wood, canvas on canvas, 17 1/4” x 15
Display (Leftover Painting), 2009, Acrylic, wood, brackets on canvas, 20 1/2” x 16”
Cut Leftover Painting, 2008, Acrylic, cuts on canvas, 32” x 26”
Table, 2009, Acrylic on MDF, 72” x 33"
Artist's Statement

 Lately, my work has shifted away from mimetic painting and toward a body of work where process, labor, and the indexical function of painting is emphasized. Starting with the “Leftover” series I began to see the canvas as a kind of obtuse recording device, onto which the conditions, materials and actions of a working space are revealed. The paintings describe & document a real situation. Though my paintings are generated by a series of refusals, they are simply a framework onto which many possibilities can be grafted. I would like to challenge the notions that abstraction today is inherently conservative, decorative and aloof from the world.