JOHN CRUTHERS'NOTES OF
MEETING WITH MITCH IN HIS STUDIO

I have put things together I consciously would not do in this paintings show.

Parallel practice - text/cartoons/painting.

Template of brickwork – 1/3 of painting guaranteed.

Father’s a bricklayer

- speaks of word, a structure.
- stand-in for the stretcher., for the decorative to hang on.

Conceptual art and picture making practices – hover one above the other.

Broadsides – poster poems from the UK

Brian Fuata

Writing as a counterpoint

Two Broadsides/no narrative

Brick motif/neutral space – a uniform structure that neutralises the image.

Making or breaking a stretcher/statis.

The activity of making something. “Inside a thing” – no escaping it.

“Couple from linocut made in France about three years ago. A painting of a linocut of a memory of a holiday without your girlfriend.”

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Intention to do the thing but doesn’t present as such.

Patternatination, juxtaposed patterns.

Not an ideas painting, more compositional, borrowed from decorative arts tradition.

Restoring the chair/exhibit the chair.

Singularity of the painted painting – texts also about image construction.

Texts came out of Reader’s Voice project. Wanted
to make simple pictures, but words ran along with it. Straddle the two.

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Badminton/shuttlecock/eyes/peacock display

Quill – sharpen on brick wall. Ambiguity. Unravel/spaces revealed.

Does a bit more than a picture.

Soft meditation on image construction/accelerant not too strong.

Put together or dismantle 

-  broken stretcher 
-  spilt paint

Geranium pots – Dubliners song.

Something is being presented that is something else – a misrepresentation.

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 See pathos in Hickey and Rooney and their use of melancholic source material.

Internal rolladex of images on the go.

Self made/unitary base.

Submitting to the rule. Rules based.

The motif is central to each painting.

Conventions of picture making and picture presentation.

 

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