Wade Guyton, ‘IMG 1919.JPG’, 2013, Alpha 137 Gallery

Publisher: Texte Zur Kunst
Work: 15.5 x 11.6 in (39.37 x 29.46 cm)
Frame: 17 x 13.1 in (43.18 x 33.27 cm)
Here, Wade Guyton emphasizes the role of photography and of its equipment in constituting the work’s central motif. Test sheets drawn from an inkjet printer lay stacked on the bright red floor of the kitchen in the artist’s studio, while a camera hovers above. Standing back, Guyton documented the setup with his iPhone and then used a modified form of the production still as the cover for the catalogue that accompanied his exhibition “Drawings for a Small Room at Secession in Vienna” (2011). The photograph pairs the detailed visual information of various test sheets with the saturated red color of the floor.

Contemporary artist Wade Guyton is celebrated for his multimedia body of work in which he utilizes everyday technology, such as digital printers and scanners, and explores the ways in which these can be manipulated or misused to create surprisingly expressive effects. Here, Guyton emphasizes light and photography, using the photographic medium as the work’s central motif. Test sheets drawn from an inkjet printer lay stacked on the bright red floor of the kitchen in the artist’s studio, while a camera hovers above. Standing back, Guyton documented the setup with his iPhone and then used a modified form of the production still as the cover for the catalogue that accompanied his exhibition “Drawings for a Small Room at Secession in Vienna” (2011). The photograph pairs the detailed visual information of various test sheets with the saturated red color of the floor.

Wade Guyton studied at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Hunter College’s MFA program in New York. Guyton creates digital paintings on canvas using scanners and digital inkjet technology. He currently lives and works in New York City.

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Signature: Signed, dated and numbered on verso in ink

About Wade Guyton

Wade Guyton is best known for works on paper and canvas that exploit the painterly but erratic qualities of Inkjet printers. Employing large-format printers on pre-primed linen intended for oil painting, Guyton generates marks—typically Xs, stripes, and flames—that are irregularly absorbed to create random variations and patterns; seams and divisions in the composition result from folding and repeatedly feeding linen into the machine. In a recent series of black monochromes, paintings were overprinted with a Photoshop-drawn black rectangle.

American, b. 1972, Hammond, Indiana, based in New York, New York

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