PAINTING IS DEAD
Scu[pture: Silk flowers. H 40cm x W 180cm
Yet another reincarnation of the hackneyed theoretical statement.
The demise of painting claim has been postulated at regular intervals since the middle of the 19th century and like a bad joke this work purposely regurgitates it once again – finally trying to lay it to rest in the form of a funeral wreath. (Hewlett still has plans to drive it in a hearse around Vyner Street on a First Thursday.)
This work was made specifically for exhibition IMPLANT, curated by The Horticultural Society of New York - UBS Art Gallery, New York 2008. It was also exhibited as part of REDUX at The Horticultural Society, New York in 2009.