More than Meets the Eye – Artist as Collector

Honolulu based artist, Gaye Chan is this week’s guest blogger for the Artist as Collector Series.
Charles Cohan
from the series PEAKS (2006)
Screen print on paper
30″ x 22.5″
©charlescohan
I got this print by trade. Both Charlie and I often use images made by official sources as inspiration. PEAKS (his) from topographical maps and FRASS (mine) from google map. 

PEAKS is one of my favorite projects by Charlie. The images are so spare that they are barely there. I am attracted to work where the artist’s confidence allows them to look like they did very little, regardless of the actual work that went into crafting the work.

Gaye Chan is a conceptual artist based in Honolulu. Her recent work often ruminates on how cartography and photography simultaneously offer and occlude information. She is currently a professor and the Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Hawai’i.

Leave a Reply

Sign up for the perfect distraction
from this crazy & wonderful life!