Tesselescence (David Garein)
Screenprint and lacquer on salvaged glicée_38” x 28”_2017
Tesselescence is a developing series paintings, prints and installations made by applying a responsive custom bitmap of a cube tessellation to images ranging from found and trashed home décor to site-specific imagery. The source object for these works has in some way obsolesced – perhaps it is boring, dated, unwanted, or designed for quick consumption. In contrast, the cube tessellation (also known as a ‘tumbling block’ and ‘rhombille’ pattern) is “timeless”. Found in diverse sources ranging from ancient medieval tile and Minimalist sculpture, to quilting patterns and contemporary advertising, this pattern betrays a deeply human understanding of volume and efficiency.
Exhibition view: Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter at IPCNY. Selected by Miguel A. Aragón, Natasha Becker, Pepe Coronado, Bernard Lumpkin, Jennifer Melby, and Mark Waskow