Jen Mazza: shudder // shutter

Jen Mazza, Untitled (4 Apples, Gold), 2014, oil and gold leaf on canvas, 13 x 10
Jen Mazza, Untitled (4 Apples, Gold), 2014, oil and gold leaf on canvas, 13 x 10 inches (© Jen Mazza, courtesy of the artist and Tibor de Nagy Gallery)

Jen Mazza writes about painting on the occasion of her show \ /\/\/\/\/\ /\\\\\\\\\///////////\ A Painting is a Machine at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, on view through December 5, 2015.

Mazza notes: "The work of art should not become readily translatable: i.e., the stereotype, the thing produced, but should be the machine from which ideas, clichés included, are generated. A painting should continue to make: it should be a system of signs of the convertible variety,4 that shift, not setting meaning through the instant aperture of the eye, but through a degree of ambiguity to engender multiple prospects, so that meaning forms and re-forms to develop alongside the motion of time."