Painting Palettes

This work strives to explore the consequences of Eatock’s literal, circular thinking to the activity of painting. By setting up an equivalence between palette and canvas, the project creates a compelling ambiguity between paint as a subject and paint as a medium. In addition to depicting the specific source and substance from which it is made, each work complicates assumed differences between abstraction and representation, image and object. Deceptively simple, the work is remarkable for all the complexities it proposes.

Seen initially at a distance, it is possible to consider the wall mounted canvases as abstract paintings, a reading that remains possible for some examples even at close range. Considered as a group the works can be interpreted more readily as images of palettes.

These paintings are the result of a first project given to first year painting students with the goal of activating awareness about the medium’s subjects, materials and techniques. Richard Torchia

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Hannah Adam
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Lauren Bennett
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Kara Brown
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Casey Buchanan
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Imelda Cabrera
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Callie Cullum
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Joseph Duffer
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Katie Ericson
https://eatock.com/files/gimgs/th-446_446_07.jpg
Anna Fletcher
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Justine Goldbach
https://eatock.com/files/gimgs/th-446_446_18.jpg
Joshua High
https://eatock.com/files/gimgs/th-446_446_16.jpg
Bo Howe
https://eatock.com/files/gimgs/th-446_446_14.jpg
Richard Hurst
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Rachel Johnson
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Kathy Kanagy
https://eatock.com/files/gimgs/th-446_446_11.jpg
Katherine Kutrubs
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Brittany Lane
https://eatock.com/files/gimgs/th-446_446_06.jpg
Ian Lawrence
https://eatock.com/files/gimgs/th-446_446_04.jpg
Marie McMahon
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Christopher Plank
https://eatock.com/files/gimgs/th-446_446_01.jpg
Harrison Treadway
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Jeremy Williams