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TEST ME

Image Lab Art Exhibit: TEST ME

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When: Through December 5, 2015

Location: 1st floor (west end of building by the Entrepreneurs' Resource Clinic), Discovery Building

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TEST ME

On exhibit through December 5, 2015, at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery’s Image Lab, Lynda Barry’s interdisciplinary work space © 2015, Chris Maddox

These marking test materials, taken from art supply and book stores, are ever-present in my studio. One day they amuse, inspire, surprise and delight. The next they may provoke no feeling at all, or worse a swell of despair, a sense of futility, or a refusal. It’s a matter of how my mind is aligned at the moment. But also a function of chance – If my memories have shaken into an arrangement that allows a beautiful connection to be made with a test-page, there is insight. Perhaps joy. If not, it feels like fishing in a lifeless pond. At such times, I may have to put them out of sight, or to ask myself a new question about them. The perception of beauty active in this process is conditional – requiring a certain balance of both perfection and imperfection, a particular state of mind, and alignment of cultural conditions.