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The Perfection of Imperfection

This week I confessed to my students that deep philosophical issues ground art practice. Listening to Lee Ufan speak about the Moon Jar, and how purposeful imperfection opens up the experience of art reminded me that this bridge between the ineffable and the material is one we all share. I’ve been embracing imperfection in my recent work. I’ve purposefully been stretching a translucent ground for my paintings so the repurposed discolored stretcher bars can be appreciated.

Lee Ufan