On view for a year-long show at Dia Bridgehampton is "Homage CMYK," a new series consisting of 11 screen prints completed in 2019 by conceptual artist, writer, and filmmaker Jill Magid.
As inspiration for "Homage CMYK," Magid looked to two linen screen prints—technically unlicensed reproductions of Josef Albers's oil paintings from his iconic "Homage to the Square" series—from the Mexico City home of architect Luis Barragán. The residence—which, as a museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site, remains as it appeared in 1988 at the time of Barragán's death—is a subject Magid has frequently revisited as part of her ongoing exploration of the architect's life and legacy.
Magid scanned and manipulated photographic documentation of the Albers-derived works before printing the modified images on linen. The results are on display throughout the Dan Flavin-designed firehouse-turned-art space.
In dialogue with Dan Flavin's permanent installation of fluorescent light works on the second floor of the building, the layered, luminous surfaces of Homage CMYK call into question authorship, influence, and how an object changes in relation to its context over time.
Jill Magid, The Living Room, ISBN 978-1 9998218-4-5 page 45, 2019. © Jill Magid. Courtesy of the artist and LABOR, Mexico City.