Tuesday, June 1, 2010

other spaces....

Hello Heterotopia.. Jackie Tileston is one trippy painter. She mixes
Chinese and Tibetan landscape motifs in a flux of empty and full, atmospheric and graphic, abstract and figurative, quiet and psychedelic.
I really enjoy this part of her statement.... " A recent rereading of Foucault's' 1967 "Of Other Spaces - Heterotopias" essay was an inspiration since it perfectly defined the intent of much of this work - to create paintings in which several different locations or spaces are made to coexist within one space. In some ways, any of my paintings could be called heterotopic - "juxtaposing in a single real place several spaces, several sites that are themselves incompatible." Ideas of how we construct our realities and selves through language, social structure, geography, etc. offers a seemingly endless band of possibilities - my work as a painter is knitting the world together in a kind of visual globalism."

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