To understand this piece, go and find a copy of the play ART. I saw it with George Wendt and Joe Morton in New York in 1999. It was a great show about a white painting.
Also, yes, I am aware this is not truly a white painting. I can see the stripes, the glimpses of red. Again, read ART and you'll understand.
Beyond anything, this is a painting that wants you to make an assumption, that it is a white painting, and then dismiss it until you look closely, see the gentle bands. They're there, and to some, that gives it content, but only within the context held within the eyes that are willing to seek it out. The fact is it IS a white painting, but the hints are there like a falsified clue at a crime scene; these hints are meant to send us somewhere else, somewhere we will never return from.
Me? I didn't take the bait.
I've seen ART.
Christopher J Garcia - Curator, Fan Writer, Podcaster, and a guy who just loves art.