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"Ask Forgiveness" is an exercise in memory. I thought about artwork that shaped me as an artist and I recreated scale models of the art and the galleries in which they were installed. I combined these into a table top maquette forming a labyrinthine museum. The tabletop museum is accompanied by a floor plan that identifies the gallery and the year I saw the work. Additionally I have recreated some of the artwork at a full scale. In the process of making this work I consider my development as an artist and the forces beyond my control that galvanized my identity as an artist. I have also come face to face with my role as a consumer of art. I am forced to consider the the relationships of the viewer to the artwork and the artist to the viewer. In recreating works of art I am exerting ownership over things that I neither made nor purchased. For suffering my indulgence, I ask forgiveness from both the artists and of the viewer.
Eutopia Contemporary Art Review
by Kelly Montana

Ask Forgiveness
MDF, acrylic and latex paint, birch veneer, oak veneer, cherry veneer, mahogany, walnut, basswood, balsa Graphite on Paper
41" x72" x36" 70.25" x 34.25"
2015
Ask Forgiveness
MDF, acrylic and latex paint, birch veneer, oak veneer, cherry veneer, mahogany, walnut, basswood, balsa Graphite on Paper
41" x72" x36" 70.25" x 34.25"
2015
Ask Forgiveness
Graphite on Paper
70.5" x 34.5"
2015
Untitled (Cy Twombly)
Hydrocal, Cardboard
21" x 7.5" x 6.5"
2015
Untitled (Karyn Olivier)
Sheetrock, Coffee Table
120" x58" x25"
2015
Untitled (Matt Connors)
Oil on Cotton
11.5 x 9.75
2015
Untitled (Karin Sander)
primed canvas sent throught the mail
21" x 21"
2015
Untitled (Douglas Boatwright 1)
mirroed lightbulb
hung at eye level
2015
Untitled (Robert Ryman)
oil on linen
9.75" x 9.5"
2015