Tracing ten years of practice through more than thirty works including paintings, silkscreens, sculptures, moving-images works, and ephemera, Blake Rayne is the first solo museum presentation dedicated to the work of the New York-based artist.
Blake Rayne’s notion of painting is not only defined by its material components, it exists as a fleeting sign that requires constant reassessment so as to remain alive in renewed socio-cultural circumstances. On that premise, he examines how painting is responding to recent shifts in labor conditions, temporal paradigms, and perceptual regimes. Working through the technologies and institutions of painting, Rayne ́s generative practice consists in an expanding catalog of processes based on the creation of scripts and scenographic arrangements.
Blake Rayne is organized by Javier Sánchez Martínez, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Curatorial Fellow at Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston.Blake Rayne, Almanac, 2013. Eight felt double page spreads with ‘a’ line cut; white felt end pages; hard cover, hand-bound, 20.1 x 13.2 x 3 inches, edition of 10 + 3 APs. Courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York.