Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Negative space oddity

I appreciate how Nancy Chan uses negative space...sometimes it appears to be an obsession...But can you really obsess over an absence? Some deconstructionist philosophers would say, most definitely YES! What I like about this specific work is how the negative space enhances the mood of the juts up in between the hand in a "V" shape and obliterates the lower part of the face, jaw and chin...
She is also effective in distributing values and personalizing marks...these works have an emotional quality, lonely and sometimes playful...a casual relationship with the viewer...a dialogue needing closure...but isn't that what keeps us interested? Who should speak next and with what orifice?

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