Thursday, July 5, 2018

Glenn Ligon at Thomas Dane


or that painting something white would restore it, return its virginal character, but talking of blackness as an accumulatory inescapable, occluding, the eclipse on legibility and meaning, but then in there, on it, the occlusion itself, blackness. I guess you could make the arguement that Ligon isn't once again destroying' the legibility of Baldwin's text but restoring it, bringing it back to its blank pure slate.

See too: Glenn Ligon at Regen Projects