Kris Scheifele: Fade

Kris Scheifele, Summer Fade, 2012. Acrylic and acetate, 15 x 14 x 2 inches (cour
Kris Scheifele, Summer Fade, 2012. Acrylic and acetate, 15 x 14 x 2 inches (courtesy of Janet Kurnatowski Gallery and the artist)

DeShawn Dumas reviews the exhibition Kris Scheifele: Fade at Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, New York, on view through October 7, 2012.

Dumas writes that "these new works extend an intimate, methodological and obsessive relationship with acrylic,finding their locus in the materiality and literalness of paint. Reveling in the alchemy of her process, Scheifele intersperses layer upon layer of viscous paint with polymer binder and then proceeds to remove the encrusted surface from its wood panel support, slicing the peeled-off rubbery skein into a flexible, hanging, knotty strap."