Opening Up Painting

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Christopher Joy talks to exhibition curators Dina Deitsch and Evan J. Garza talk about Paint Things: Beyond the Stretcher at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, MA, on view through April 21, 2013.

Garza comments: "This exhibition really originated, I think, with a conversation about Jessica Stockholder's work. Jessica has been working in a very sculptural practice for the last 20+ years." He notes that works by Stockholder use "painting as a foundation for a sculptural object which in many ways is a kind of precedent – a visual aesthetic… lens by which you can examine the rest of the exhibition." Deitsch adds that although Stockholder's work lends itself to multiple interpretations, the work is also about "making everything painting, bringing the world into it, opening up painting."

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