Michael McGuire - Untitled - 12 x 12 inch panels, Acrylic Paint
Last Friday, during the opening reception for the latest Las Manos show, I hung most of my recent 12" x 12" color panels on the newly painted white walls. The initial installation was more orderly than this. As the weekend progressed and we continually moved them around as we showed various configurations and combinations, this is where we ended up. One of my concepts for these pieces from the start was a certain modularity and open-endedness to their final arrangement, but I did not anticipate this! I am more orderly - for example I had originally hung all the panels with an X in them in one rectangular area. But this is fun too. And I now see a connection to certain 8 bit characters from my past.