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Cheyney Thompson
Galleria Raucci/Santamaria
Naples 11 April/30 May 2008

Painterly skill, the technical reproduction of images and considerations of the photographic are often present in the thought of the artist. In his consideration of the monochrome for this exhibition, Cheyney Thompson’s latest works (Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1975), conceive of the painterly sign as on riven with internal difference.  Using silkscreen on canvas the artist has placed photograhicly enlarged images of a halftone filter, itself the very ground of certain types of image reproduction into a barely visible set of compositional strategies. By cutting and rotating the angle of the halftone screen the surface attempts to articulate itself  as both subject and object of the painting....
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