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May 24, 2015: Shawn Huckins' "The Paint Chip Series"



Artist Shawn Huckins puts ordinary Americana into the format and color choice of a paint card. These are painted in acrylic, in a 49 x 40 in (124 x 102 cm) format so they are larger in "real life" than they are here, but we can get a sense of it.

Artist's statement:

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In today’s abundant American culture, any material thing we could possibly ever want or need is at our fingertips. Fast food chains, convenience stores, super markets, gas stations, and department stores are ubiquitous. While the products and services we use, the clothes we wear, and the food we consume may be uniform and standardized, I find pure, simplistic beauty and exceptional intimacy in the common object and our everyday environment.

The Paint Chip Series explores color choice and its meaning in our daily lives. Mimicking the exact proportions, font, layout, and hues of miniature paint cards found at a nation-wide home improvement store, bands of color we may choose for our most intimate spaces—bedrooms, kitchens, family rooms—are an ideal stage to examine the everyday people and objects that occupy our world.



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