Ken Weathersby

Montclair, New Jersey, USA

I create meticulous, perceptually active paintings using tight geometric patterns and interrupt them with physical insertions, reversals, dissections or displacements. The painted patterns generate moiré effects, phantom color and elusive hints of space.

Cutting into, taking apart and reassembling my canvases complicates things, inflecting or contradicting optical phenomena with physical intrusions. Some paintings are two-sided, revealing different aspects depending on how they are hung. False symmetries are created, parts of some paintings refuse to be seen, and elements of the painting’s support (wood, staples, bracing) are sometimes exposed.

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