An Exhibition of Recent Works By Paul
October 24, 2009 - January 10, 2010
St. John's University
101 Murray Street
New York, NY 10007
8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
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This exhibition is free of charge and accessible to the
These conversations are an attempt to piece together events from
memories one fragment at a time. Their purpose is to bridge
the gap between what was real and what was imagined; the fragments
serve as supports to piece events back together.
I think of the void not as a place that is unoccupied, but rather
as a time and space that seems to be inhabited with a negative
energy. It is also a place where one can objectively observe the
notions of things in their lives that are ineffective, useless and
have no validity – it’s a way to isolate and exercise them. The
works themselves do not represent one particular event, incident or
memory; they stretch over a period of recent months and merge
together as a collective experience of that time.
Collage has been my primary medium for the last two years.
Work done in collage is a practice of searching, excavating,
collecting and reconfiguring. With this new body of work, I seek
out pictures of interest; I then separate the positive shapes from
the negative spaces. Those negative spaces are collected and
represent the edges of emptiness. The remaining negative spaces
seem to gravitate towards each other as common threads in terms of
color, shape, environment and atmosphere, which help to create a
desired feeling in piecing together events. In searching for the
images I used in these collages, I began to feel as if I was
excavating a site. The pieces exist out there, below the surface -
I just had to locate them and reveal their secrets.