Sam Hardewig

Artist Statement: 

Physical Attraction
It is important that it’s paint
Because I’m not a painter
But because pushing the material was always the goal
How thick can I make it
How physical can it get
The image was never important
It was always the tactility
Though most of my life is sitting watching paint dry
There is something calming
To see just how the paint comes alive
It spreads
It shrinks
It cracks
It’s Glossy
Who am I to try to control it
The paint hardens as it wishes
And I manipulate it in the end
It’s a collaboration
Between maker and material

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Arts + Literature Laboratory is located in Madison’s Schenk-Atwood neighborhood at 2021 Winnebago Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53704.

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11am-3pm during exhibitions or by appointment. Please check the exhibitions calendar before planning your visit, as the gallery is closed between exhibitions and other schedule changes are posted here.


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