Recycling. Livres et estampes, 1995–2002
The first paintings by Dan Walsh (1960, Philadelphia) presented empty frames traced by hand, in black or yellow, which acted as windows opening onto the white of the canvas. The spectator was then confronted by a subjectless image. Rather quickly, his canvases began referencing each other with systematically intrinsic successions, allowing the painting to be read as a wall, and the wall as a painting. In 1998 he began making numerous artist’s books that function as an experimental field in which he reinvents his painting approach and questions how the viewer perceives it. The exhibition, organized by the Print Room of the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire of Geneva, included engravings, publications, drawings, and a mural intervention. It thus enabled visitors to put into perspective the various means of expression used simultaneously and complementarily by Dan Walsh.
- Exhibition organized by the Print Room of the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire in Geneva