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German Tagle, Environmental

Repetti (old location)
44-02 23rd Street, 4th floor, 718-670-3226
Long Island City
May 5 - May 27, 2007
Reception: Saturday, May 5, 7 - 9 PM
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German Tagle shows large scale acrylic paintings hung around an installation comprised of 3 televisions. The paintings appear at first glance to be landscapes caught in motion. Quickly, though, all representational imagery dissipates, leaving only streaks of color, dripping and staining the cotton surface. Masking tape is used to protect parts of the canvas, and born is a dialogue between the pervasive qualities of paint, and all attempts to control their mess. This dichotomy is revisited in the television installation, where unedited footage of birds, clouds, and daily life remain bound within the confines of outdated technology and poor image quality. Tagle says, “time is the main character in my paintings,” and perhaps it is this character, with both natural and artificial qualities, that binds together the contradictions swirling through his work.
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