Details:

This work on paper consists of newspapers blended into pulp and added to the front page of "The New York Times" and the "Los Angeles Times." Through this direct erasure of the news media, the artist presents an alternative to the cycles of anxiety, trauma and fear created by the daily reportage.
Framed: 26.0 x 26.0 x 2.0 in.

① Artwork:

The New York Times Monday May 18, 2020

Maxine’s works on paper consist of newspapers blended into pulp and added to the front page of The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. Through this direct erasure of the news media, Maxine presents an alternative to the cycles of anxiety, trauma and fear created by the daily reportage—replacing them with mandala-like paintings that provide space for reflection and calm.

Maxine's process-based practice addresses trauma, oppression and labor as they relate to personal and collective experiences. The tactile nature of the artist's two-dimensional work lands somewhere between painting and sculpture—exploring the dichotomy between flat and dimensional, rough and smooth.

Specs:

22 inches
22 inches
with frame
26 inches
26 inches

③ Artist:

Magnus Maxine

Magnus Maxine explores the dichotomy between the flat and the dimensional, the rough and the smooth in her quilts and paintings. The artist’s process-based practice addresses trauma, oppression and labor in relation to personal and collective experiences. Maxine’s conceptual work employs an introspective visual language that is ambitiously in conversation with her historical counterparts.

Magnus Maxine:
The New York Times Monday May 18, 2020, 2021
Oil and fruit stickers on newspaper and paper pulp
22.0 × 22.0 inches /