looking back: august 23, 2017 / by Philip Tarlow

my east facing studio wall photographed on august 23, 2017.

my east facing studio wall photographed on august 23, 2017.

seems like a decade ago. but that’s the way it works. time bends, swerves. a little over a year ago, i was experimenting on 36x36” canvases, searching for a way to translate the collages on paper i had been making up to that point. these 3 are representative of that period. they no longer exist as you see them here, having been painted over numerous times. there are collaged areas you can make out, such as the map on the lower right portion of the painting on the right. if i saw them today in a gallery or museum, i would definitely stop & spend time with each of them. makes me even more curious what i’ll do once this election is over next month, and i’m back in my studio full time.