Blood on the Wall
Tatiana Berg is an abstract painter based in New York City. Her canvases are covered in freeform brushstrokes, drips and sometimes lines and squiggles Tatiana makes with her hands. She works with a pallete of pastel oranges, blues, greens and reds shades inspired by the washed out look of films from the 1970s.
Meg Hitchcock makes intricate large scale text drawings, by cutting out letters from holy books --- the bible, the torah, the Koran --- and using them to spell out passages of other holy books. The painstaking compositions are made over hundreds of hours by meticulously cutting individual letters from her source material, and then pasting them, one by one, onto paper in a continuous line of type. Meg forgoes spaces and punctuation, so her pieces read like epic run-on sentences and the words from one holy text blend into another, challenging the idea that a single text can be the true word of God.
We've all been on Google Earth and used it's satellite view or street view tools to get directions, find our way around a new city or just explore. My guest, artist Jenny Odell, has taken these tools a step further to use them as the subject of her work. Jenny scrolls around Google Satellite View collecting images of uniquely man-made structures -- like swimming pools, parking lots and landfills --- and arranges them on large prints, a way of re-examining the human-built landscape from the very inhuman perspective of a satellite's remote camera.