Valerie Smith’s text reveals Sillman’s uniquely time-based approach to painting, influenced and inflected as much by filmmakers and musicians and the processes of her other chosen disciplines as by strictly art-historical forebears.
Sillman’s works perform an intensive cognitive and gestural interrogation of her chosen materials: discovering, undoing, and reforming trains of painterly thought, often over long periods of time and across large numbers of linked works. Sillman’s painting emerges as a radically expressive force: a pointedly self-reflexive practice that reformulates contemporary painting as an ever-evolving continuum and never simply a finished work.
Hardcover, 144 pages. 9.5" x 11.25"
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