Michael Merrill

Ducts 2

2010
Michael Merrill's drawings and paintings often examine the spaces in which art is created, exhibited and contextualized: studios, galleries, sites of public sculpture. His "Ducts" offer an artistic record of a recent expansion at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, yet these works on paper can also be read as drawing experiments. Each represent three takes on the same scene. He describes his process: "I used only black ink, completely soaking the paper while working horizontally. I drew without preliminary drawings as the water and ink followed their own agendas - a process that began chaotically but slowly became easier to control as the paper dried."
Title
Ducts 2
Date
2010
Medium
Drawing
Materials
brush and black ink on wove paper
Dimensions
56 x 76.5 cm; image: 54 x 74 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2011
Accession number
43236