Dirty bits n gritty glitch, unshuffle n splice

Jan 30, 2014 11:13PM

This whole series by K.I.A. has a very complex bas-relief ‘subtext-ure’, which is overlaid with a second, nearly-hidden-but-thematically-related angular pattern created with the mirror tape; third and fourth levels of reference are sanded or etched-on before or after the main spray paint and oilstick layers. So: the painting reveals different information at different angles and in changing light. This is most apparent in “Hear Her, There He” (also the biggest in the series, 84” x 60”), where the text “No Hear, Hear / No There, There”, and a street map (of Gertrude Stein’s Oakland home,) ghost in oblique light.

All are a strain of  the gritty glitch works (“00boogiwoogi”, “naSka”) which evolved from the graffglitch pieces ( nullPunk, naughtWaltz,) and include the aluminum & canvas spliced-substrate series  (see also “naChaChaCha”). All offshoots ongoing.

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Jenna Gribbon, Luncheon on the grass, a recurring dream, 2020. Jenna Gribbon, April studio, parting glance, 2021. Jenna Gribbon, Silver Tongue, 2019