Zachary Royer Scholz: Tape, Paint, Repaint
July 24 - October 16, 2010
Zachary Royer Scholz's site-responsive installation in Baer Ridgway Exhibition's hallway embraced the material realities of its own production. The work began as a tape installation, and then, using the initial installation as a mask, shifted into a wall painting. Eventually, the work will culminated in its own destruction--persisting only through documentation and minor material residue.
Generated from the space's existing architecture and painting's most basic requirements Scholz's piece gives heightened visibility to the space's previously ignored aspects. Each component, including the materials and actions required to paint and erase the work, stands as an integral and equal aspect of the whole. By democratizing its constituent parts, the work exists as an interdependent multiplicity rather than a singular "piece." This temporal status gives the work, like us, what Heidegger described as being-toward-death, or sein-zum-tode. At any moment that the work is viewed, its previous history and eventual future are embedded as a present reality. Every interaction with the piece is unavoidably impacted by this relational status, as are the memories that each viewer retains from the experience.