Currently on view at Office Baroque, Brussels is “Banana Tourist” a solo exhibition by Kyle Thurman presenting a new group of paintings, drawings, and sculptural work. Artificially dyed flowers are used to produce the large-scale fabric paintings. The pigment is extracted from the modified flowers and the same flowers and petals are used as stencils to create the image – the flowers provide both color and pattern. In a series of new drawings on engineering paper, materials that repel one another are layered to create fields of color resembling chemical samples. The third aspect of the show is made from the boxes that the flowers for the paintings are purchased in. Branded with farm and sponsorship information along with shipping labels – these pieces of cardboard provide the history of their travel on their surfaces.
“Banana Tourist” is on view through February 8th, 2014.
For more information visit Office Baroque, Brussels.