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“(Barnett Newman) What Should a Painter Do?”

2011
Poplar, water soluble dye, stainless steel screws, JBL Control monitors, Speco PA horn, 3 audio CDs, amp and CD playback, misc. cables and wires.
12’ x 11’ x 10’
studio view

“(Barnett Newman) What Should a Painter Do?” is a sculpture with a 3 channel sound work. It references the series of paintings “Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue” from Barnett Newman in the late 60’s and early 70’s. His comments from the movie “Painters Painting” have been excerpted and modified for one channel of the sound, while the other 2 channels are distorted versions of the same voice channel. All 3 channels are emitted simultaneously.