Made up of over a dozen participants, Paintallica has grown to create installations that are site-conditioned in that they respond to different aspects of the time and place in which they’re made. The process involves spending one or two days doing field research around the location of the installation.
During this time, a direction evolves from conversation and regular group drawing sessions, then the group gathers and prepares materials to work for two or three days building, drawing and painting.
The installations are often a series of large sculptures with a fusion of painting, drawing, wood-burning and carving that stretch from constructions onto floors and walls in a range of detail. A performance aspect generally permeates the work that is an extension of the dialogue leading up to the installation and can involve an audience.
Photos courtesy of Daniel Cronin Photography
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