Reflecting on Museums, 2019
From The Museum Studies Series
I have become keenly aware how the structure of the museum institution and the subsequent systems of display has as much to do with how we interpret the artwork as the actual object itself. Whether seeing artwork in the clean modern white box gallery or viewing it in the lavish surroundings of a palace like the Louvre, the art objects and artifacts are profoundly altered through this viewing modality. Then through my vision, photographic capture, layered through the reinterpretation and the subsequent translation into painting, they are reimagined and recontextualized. My hope is that these paintings are seen not just as merely pictures, but as contemplative, carefully constructed and crafted evocative “new” objects.