July 26 — August 30, 2008
Los Angeles based artist, W. Tucker works in two very distinct and opposite layers: the materials that he paints on, and what is painted on this surface. Both of these elements are integral to the work, the surface having as much relevance as the images that follow.
At times the work is simply composed on wood panels. At other times, chosen from a collection of found materials that may include old table tops, cabinet doors and pieces of scrap wood and metal. These items may be assembled, using their surface as the background for the painting or covered with texture paste.
What emerges to cover these backgrounds is unplanned. Line drawings, markings, painted strokes and scribbles are made with oil, lumber stick, resin stick, charcoal, graphite and ink.