Squeak Carnwath, ‘Stolen Made’, 2007, Island Press
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share

Squeak Carnwath

Stolen Made, 2007

Collagraph, etching, and chine collé
60 × 48 in
152.4 × 121.9 cm
Edition of 12 + 1AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
$9,500
Location
St. Louis
Have a question? Visit our help center.
About the work
Medium
Print
Publisher
Island Press
Squeak Carnwath
American, b. 1947
Follow

For Squeak Carnwath, painting is a form of questioning, through which she reflects on the nature of reality, illusion, and experience. As the artist explains: “I think that painting is a philosophical enterprise in that people believe that what they’re seeing is a real thing… Even though it’s just a thin film of paint on a flat surface, people believe in a painting’s reality.” Carnwath’s compositions reflect her conceptual approach. Recognizable images—heads, candelabras, coins—float against colored fields and appear entangled in grids and beside drips and brushstrokes. Aphorisms and observations, written in script, run across her canvases. In Painting Is (2010), Carnwath depicts a piece of notebook paper against a colorful gridded background. The paper reads, “painting is all thought and pleasure,” a teasing, pithy meditation on the nature of a medium whose reality is illusionism.

Squeak Carnwath, ‘Stolen Made’, 2007, Island Press
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
About the work
Medium
Print
Publisher
Island Press
Squeak Carnwath
American, b. 1947
Follow

For Squeak Carnwath, painting is a form of questioning, through which she reflects on the nature of reality, illusion, and experience. As the artist explains: “I think that painting is a philosophical enterprise in that people believe that what they’re seeing is a real thing… Even though it’s just a thin film of paint on a flat surface, people believe in a painting’s reality.” Carnwath’s compositions reflect her conceptual approach. Recognizable images—heads, candelabras, coins—float against colored fields and appear entangled in grids and beside drips and brushstrokes. Aphorisms and observations, written in script, run across her canvases. In Painting Is (2010), Carnwath depicts a piece of notebook paper against a colorful gridded background. The paper reads, “painting is all thought and pleasure,” a teasing, pithy meditation on the nature of a medium whose reality is illusionism.

Squeak Carnwath

Stolen Made, 2007

Collagraph, etching, and chine collé
60 × 48 in
152.4 × 121.9 cm
Edition of 12 + 1AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
$9,500
Location
St. Louis
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Other works by Squeak Carnwath