Painting remains (associated spin-offs of the weekday painter)
11 April - 8 May 2008
The material starting point in Andre Hemer’s Kiosk installation is sourced from the mountains of paint-stained blue masking tape that occupy the artists’ studio floor. The tape is used in the masking of paintings, at a rate of around about 1.5km every three months.
The tape artefact’s that result from the making of Hemer’s painting objects sits on the periphery of his practice. The tape informs and suggests a dialogue akin to his paintings, but without the convention of the painting object to make this explicit.
The structure of the Kiosk lends an element of convention to the artefact- framing it in the sense of physical containment, and also by pushing the tape up against the face of the glass creating an allusion to a painted surface. The containment is emphasised by compacted nature of the tape sitting inside the glass frame of the Kiosk.