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'Image Four Hundred Eighty Eight'  

The Arch is proud to present New York based artist Joseph Montgomery, best known for his collage- and shim-paintings. His works examine the phenomenon of the ‘painted image’; whereby Montgomery rather views painting as a verb, an action or a recording of choices. In his minimalist shim-paintings, Montgomery uses ready-made tapered wedges you can buy in any hardware store. The pattern combinations are decided on a specially developed algorithm, after which Montgomery sets out assembling and painting the wedges in a mostly monochrome manner. Each work is unique as the algorithm never repeats the same pattern.       

Joseph Montgomery

Image Four Hundred Eighty Eight, 2019

Gouache and acrylic on cedar and canvas

41 × 25 × 5 cm

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