powdered graphite and eraser on wall surface
9’ x 30’ - total duration 18 hours
Montserrat Gallery, Beverly MA
MONTSERRAT GALLERY, BEVERLY, MA
The wall surface is burnished with powdered graphite until a glossy sheen emerges, the marks are made with an eraser pressed to the wall in a large sweeping gesture the marks were accumulated over a continuous 18-hour duration. The resulting work has a sense of depth and movement, and the creation of a new space, outside of time, born out of obsessive repetition. The title of this work references my self-published text examining obsession, perception and artistic agency.
Kevin Townsend in an internationally recognized, Boston-based, interdisciplinary artist/educator. He is a professor at both Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) and School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA). Kevin’s time-based work centers around mark-making, obsession and our experience of ‘being in time’. His current work brings together elements of drawing, installation and performance where the resulting work is often public, durational, and temporary.