These pieces, Recast (Stretched Yellow I) and Recast (Stretched Yellow II), are identical twins, the same but imperceptibly different. Both pieces were made utilizing the same mold (a mold also shared by the center element in Picture Window and top element in Floor, Wall, Ceiling (Figure)).
It is important that these works not be installed in the same room. The works were realized in relationship to Rauschenberg’s Factum I and Factum II and Roni Horn’s Pair Object series. I am interested in how the separation of these works (via (distance, architecture, lighting etc) affects their likeness and difference.
Recast (Stretched Yellow I) and Recast (Stretched Yellow II) were both cast from the same mold. The mold was taken from a stretched canvas that was painted with “gestural” brushwork and collaged with chunks of dried lithography ink and strips of raw linen. That chunks of ink and linen strips were composed in an oblique reference to the Lee Krasner’s painting, Stretched Yellow, 1955, as referenced in both works’ titles.
The titles and finishes of the pieces also reference a previous series of mine call Recasts. This series consisted of grids of unique hand-painted panels that were coated in metallic enamel in order to reference the metallic sheen of my Cast series. Instead of actually being metal or cast, the original Recasts were approximations; not quite knock offs or fakes, but like resemblances or cousins of the Casts. Both Recast (Stretched Yellow I) and Recast (Stretched Yellow II) displays a similar, hand-painted faux-metallic gold sheen concealing the epoxy casts.