2013: Dark Continuum *AND* Apparitions

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Dark Continuum
The 12 month series for this year’s Drawing Subscription will be a different beast than either year prior. This series will be a throwback to the pieces Things In My Studio That Make Black (2004 and 2007). Initially, these works came about in much the same way as the Drawing Subscription itself, creating a window into the studio practice by revealing the elements that are being worked with to compose the particular works or series being generated at that time. I thought the subscription would be a great vehicle in which to revisit the idea as part of my own studio history, present and future; continuing to share the process with subscribers as a glimpse into the continuum of artistic investigation and practice. As this year closes I’ll be be preparing to create a complete overview of the Black Laboratory Color System as it exists on the timeline of the studio’s overall production arch in 2013.

All works in Dark Continuum are 9 x 12 inches. See individual months for further material details.

 

DkC_FullDark Continuum Full Series

 

Vincent Como, Dark Continuum, Drawing Subscription, Black

 

January:

RGH Artist Oil Paints: Ivory Black  |  RGH Artist Oil Paints: Mars Black

RGH Artist Oil Paints: Cobalt Blue Black  |  Gamblin Black Spinel Oil Paint

Blockx Ivory Black Oil Paint  |  Blockx Vine Black Oil Paint

 

Vincent Como, Dark Continuum, Drawing Subscription, Black

February:

 

Old Holland Ivory Black Oil Color  |  Old Holland Mars Black oil Color

Old Holland Vine Black Oil Color  |  Old Holland Scheveningen Black Oil Color

Windsor and Newton Ivory Black Oil Color  |  Windsor and Newton Lamp Black Oil Color

Vincent Como, Dark Continuum, Drawing Subscription, Black

 

March:

Guerra Channel Black Acrylic  |  Guerra Carbon Black Acrylic

Guerra Mars Black Red Acrylic  |  Guerra Perelyne Green Black Acrylic

Nova Color Carbon Black Acrylic  |  Golden Bone Black Acrylic

Vincent Como, Dark Continuum, Drawing Subscription

 

April:

Lascaux Carbon Black Acrylic  |  Lascaux Transoxide Black Acrylic

Lascaux Mars Black Acrylic  |  Lascaux Pearl Black Acrylic

Rembrandt Black Oxide Acrylic  | Holbein Black Gesso

Vincent Como, Black Drawing Subscription, Dark Continuum

 

May:

Windsor and Newton Jet Black Gouache  | Windsor and Newton Lamp Black Gouache

Holbein Acryla Jet Black Gouache  | Holbein Acryla Lamp Black Gouache

Holbein Acryla Ivory Black Gouache  |

Vincent Como, Drawing Subscription, Dark Continuum

 

June:

Windsor and Newton Ivory Black Watercolor  | Windsor and Newton Lamp Black Watercolor

Daniel Smith Lunar Black Watercolor  | Pitch Black Milk Paint

Sennelier Ivory Black Egg Tempra  | Matte Black Flasche

Vincent Como, Dark Continuum, Black, Drawing Subscription

 

July:

Windsor and Newton Ivory Black Oil Bar  | One Shot Black Lettering Enamel

Benjamin Moore Flat Black Latex  |

Speedball Super Black India Ink  | Yasutomo Black Sumi Ink

Vincent Como, Dark Continuum, Drawing Subscription, Black

 

August:

Diane Townsend Pastel #179  | Diane Townsend Pastel #187

Diane Townsend Pastel #129  | Diane Townsend Pastel #139

Diane Townsend Pastel #119  | Diane Townsend Pastel #190

 

 

 

Vincent Como, Dark Continuum, Drawing Subscription, BlackSeptember:

Sinopia Lamp Black Dry Pigment  |  Sinopia Earth Black Dry Pigment

Guerra Hi Jet Carbon Black Dry Pigment  |

Vincent Como, Dark Continuum, Drawing Subscription, Black

 

October:

Compressed Charcoal  |  Black Conte Crayon

Litho Crayon No. 4  |  Compressed Graphite 6B

                                               |  Carbon Transfer

 

 

Dark Continuum, Vincent Como, Drawing Subscription, Black

 

November:

Bic Ballpoint Pen  |  Paper Mate Ballpoint Pen

Zebra Rollerball Gel Pen  |  Pilot Rollerball Pen

Pentel Gel Pen  |  Sharpie Liquid Pencil

Dark Continuum, Vincent Como, Drawing Subscription, BlackDecember:

Shock Black Acrylic Paint Marker  |  PM-98 Black Prismacolor

Sharpie Permanent Marker  |  Duramark Permanent Marker

Sanford King Size Permanent Marker  |  Pilot SuperColor Marker

 

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Apparitions
This series of drawings exploits the looming spectre of Modernism by utilizing an antiquated method of mark making and image transference. This process will generate a series of elegant works which speak to the history of minimal/color field painting as a resonating presence in the present day.

Consider how Steve Reich’s Piano Phase creates a level of dissonance by allowing the same progression of notes to ebb and flow in and out of sequence. Mirroring each other, but also falling out of sync. Similarly, the four works produced for this special quarterly subscription series will each resonate as something of a ghost image of the previous drawing but slightly out of sync with its predecessor.

Apparitions_CompleteApparitions Full Series

 

Vincent Como, Apparitions, Drawing Subscription, Black

incent Como, Apparitions, Black, Drawing Subscription

Vincent Como, Apparitions, Drawing Subscription, Black

Apparitions, Vincent Como, Drawing Subscription, Black

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