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As I worked, the play between these found portraits of actors and their publicity stills went more into manner and style, and the ampliﬁcation historical moments give to them. I work evenly between painting, drawing, and moving image, and I want my work to be speciﬁcally referential, extremely personal, and ultimately generalized and moving. Among other things, the work is self-implicating — a diagram of my own preoccupations. ” Matt Saunders Udo (Egomania), 2001 Oil on linen 39 x 48 in. 9 cm) Courtesy of the artist and Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York, New York 61 Matt Saunders Hairdresser #2 (Udo and Elisabeth), 2003 Oil on linen 44 x 61 in.
It frequently neglects the presence of the viewer in its focus. The very nature of scientiﬁc analysis eliminates the subjective experience in favor of objective data. Art has a freer tongue and many L E V Y in which the viewers are both seeing the natural world and are aware of their part in it at the same time. My installations investigate aspects of the natural processes which make each site as we know it. Bringing the wind indoors to blow across a compass of 1,000 ﬂags, mapping a river with waters from its tributaries and collecting the summer’s rainfall are all sculptural inventions which make the invisible forces of nature more salient to the viewer.
Valerie Demianchuk Untitled (Cactus) (detail), 2001 Pencil on paper 29 x 23 in. 4 cm) overall Collection of Morley and Jane Safer; courtesy of George Adams Gallery, New York, New York 33 Valerie Demianchuk Self, 2002 Pencil on paper 40 x 30 in. 2 cm) Courtesy of the artist and George Adams Gallery, New York, New York Valerie Demianchuk Wing (detail), 2000 Pencil on paper 20-1/2 x 29 in. 7 cm) overall The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu: Purchased with funds given by the REC Fund — Roberta Ching Lee; James Napier; and funds derived from a gift from John Young, by exchange, 2002; courtesy of George Adams Gallery, New York, New York 34 Valerie Demianchuk Dance, 2002 Graphite on paper 57-1/2 x 45 in.