iheart intervention 002
Witzenhausen Gallery | Chelsea, NYC | 2010
Installed in May of 2010, iheart intervention 002 consisted of three magnetic paint canvases, three paint strokes, and three magnetic texts. This intervention occurred in the dual exhibition of Michael Scott & Roland Schimmel.
Originally conceived as a chalk on magnet paint piece, a rough version of the work was brought to the gallery while the two slated artists were installing. After speaking with the gallerist, the two artists asked to speak.
In a courteous but intense exchange, they shared concerns that the planned work felt too much like a “painting”, also too close to an “object”, and that these aspects, along with the color black might cause confusion related to their artworks.
They suggested a return to the the wall-based strokes of the last intervention. This interaction triggered a change in the work to reflect on this exchange with the artists.