The paintings and drawings in this exhibition owe much to windows as a metaphor for paintings, television, and other media. While developing my work I consider not only traditional painting precepts of color, shape, scale, figure, and ground, but also poetic conventions such as metaphor, simile, rhyme, and symbolism. My interest in language as a vehicle for communication, a container of meaning, and an agent of misunderstanding leads me to make images that have the clarity of appearance we associate with signs yet are lacking a clear referent. Windows, as transparent passages between public and private space, are rich with a similar ambiguous potential.
I see all the works in this exhibition as little windows, by which we may consider concepts that are in many ways unthinkable through panes that are simultaneously familiar and strange.
– Alice Tippit