Ana Bidart explores the possibilities and even more so the impossibilities of drawing. She brings found objects together in space and across time, establishing a tangible record of ephemeral encounters.
Her paintings examine access and identity, exploring nomadic and hyperactive art forms by bringing to life used and unwanted art packages. The vocabulary of tracking numbers and discarded materials allude to techniques of mechanical reproduction to explore traces left of relationships. Silkscreening, xeroxing, and photoshopping are done here in a low-tech, low-key way, by directly applying objects to the canvas (bubble wrap, footprints) and rubbing the surface with solvents in large areas of grayish brushstrokes.