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Revealing / Locating

15 May – 2 Jun 1979

“Revealing”: By examining a cross section of the surface of the gallery wall, the colour of each successive layer of paint which has been applied over the years is determined. In the same colour as the first coat originally painted on the wall, a row of squares is painted on the walls at eye level. Another coat of paint, in the same colour as the second coat of original paint is applied to cover all but the first square (to the left of the entrance). A third coat of paint, the colour of the third original covering, is applied to the surface of all but the first two squares. This process – the dropping of a square to the left as each colour is added to the remainder – is continued until the final square, to the right of the entrance, is painted in the current colour of the wall.

“Locating”: Through trial and error, with a hammer and nails on a line at eye level, the wooden walls studs of the gallery are located. A nail protrudes from each stud located.

This exhibition is two installations – “Locating” – concerned with the physical structure of the gallery space, and “Revealing” – which examines a cross section of the surface of the gallery wall and determines the colour of each successive layer of paint which has been applied over the years.