Remote Materialization

September 2018 ~ Curator Laura U. Marks

Works by Steven Baris

Steven Baris’ (US) painting Jump Cut E1 (2018), from his series “Expanded Diagrams,” manifests the internal logic of painting. It is a diagram: in C.S. Peirce’s definition, a sign representing a set of implicit relations that can be perceived. Baris’ painting refers to the relations among its elements, such as right angles, straight lines, breaks, and that wonderful lemon yellow mingling, in time, with black. Once Baris has established the rules, his role is creatively limited to decisions about color, size, and most important, time: how long to allow the diagramming process to take place. Innocently, inexorably, the painting sets its own process in place and allows it to unfold.

Jump Cut E1 (2018)

Steven Baris

About the Artist

Steven Baris

Steven Baris was born in Aberdeen Washington. He grew up on various American Indian reservations in Northern California, Montana, and Washington State, where his father worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. During his twenties he worked for the US Forest Service, fighting forest fires which supported his frequent and often extended travels to locations in North and Central America, Europe, and North Africa. He received a BA from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington and a MFA fro…

About the Exhibition

Remote Materialization

September 2018 ~ Curator Laura U. Marks