"Asking the viewer to participate in his work, Stingel examines this collaborative act which involves first the making of the artwork and then the perception of the finished artwork.
This exploration is intended to demystify both the process of creating art and the idea of art. Employing a palette that includes rubber, carpet, painted aluminum, Styrofoam, and paint, Stingel's work questions and disrupts the viewer's understanding and experience of an art object. Even though Stingel's work does not always involve paint on canvas, it continually reflects upon the fundamental questions concerning painting today -- authenticity, hierarchy, meaning, and context."
Visitors were invited to write on the tinfoil and embed objects in the foam underneath. (Click on photos to see them larger.)
(My Walgreens recite. Too bad we didn't have anything interesting in our pockets.)