Study of the Rules

The Study of Rules for Governing Exceptions takes its title from Pataphysics—a nonsensical pseudo-science invented by Alfred Jarry, the early 20th century, French avant-garde writer. Jarry’s transgressive curation gave me permission to investigate the space between print and drawing. In these works, numbering just over a dozen prints so far, a simple line etching of a rectangle serves as a frame within a frame, in which decontextualized images of street furniture are drawn and painted in gouache. In an effort to further play with the conventions of the edition print, these works have differing rule numbers added with a rubber stamp, an office print tool used only rarely with fine art prints.