Works on paper by Deanna Mance
Time is Time is a new installation by Deanna Mance that depicts the passage of time and labor through imagery and automatic mark-making. Over the course of two months Mance created 1,728 drawings and mono-prints that emphasized rapid near constant creation. Each piece has the starting time and date written on the back and as a result creates a timeline of production. While the works individually vary in material and process, as a whole, they become a visual archive of the duration involved in their creation. Time is Time shows subtle refinements from one work to the next as well as a wholesale of changes in style. It is a question asked to discover how best to use time, in a five by five square, and it is time’s retort to simply go on. As part of this exhibition viewers are invited to participate in an ongoing interactive piece corresponding with Mance’s inquiries on the test of time, patience and strategy.