Black Spot Series

Black Spot Series. Carbon and white out on bond paper, typewriter, photo polymer plates. 2005-2006 - Karen Gallagher Iverson

Carbon and white out on bond paper, typewriter, photo polymer plates, 8 x 11 in. 2005-2006

 

These text-based works remove the legibility & the information that is offered on the page by filtering that visual information through penmanship mistakes. After charting the mistakes of my handwriting over the course of a year only the areas of the actual ‘mistake’ in written line were isolated.   A composite for each letter’s mistake was compiled and -using photo polymer type set plates- new type for a typewriter was created & replaced. In this new typo-image, bank statements, credit card bills, and financial information notices were re-typed in the new text, which leaves format as the only indication to the viewer that ‘information’ traditionally would reside there.

Black Spot WaMu Sav Feb March 2006
Black Spot WaMu Sav Feb March 2006

Carbon and white out on bond paper, typewriter, photo polymer plates, 8 x 11 in. 2005-2006

Black Spot Grey Letter IRS 2006 3
Black Spot Grey Letter IRS 2006 3

Carbon and white out on bond paper, typewriter, photo polymer plates, 8 x 11 in. 2005-2006

Black Spot TrustCo Jan 26 2006
Black Spot TrustCo Jan 26 2006

Carbon and white out on bond paper, typewriter, photo polymer plates, 8 x 11 in. 2005-2006

Black Spot Grey Letter IRS 2006 1
Black Spot Grey Letter IRS 2006 1

Carbon and white out on bond paper, typewriter, photo polymer plates, 8 x 11 in. 2005-2006

Black Spot TrustCo Dec 2005
Black Spot TrustCo Dec 2005

Carbon and white out on bond paper, typewriter, photo polymer plates, 8 x 11 in. 2005-2006

Black Spot Grey Letter IRS 2006 2
Black Spot Grey Letter IRS 2006 2

Carbon and white out on bond paper, typewriter, photo polymer plates, 8 x 11 in. 2005-2006

Black Spot Grey Letter IRS 2006color
Black Spot Grey Letter IRS 2006color

Carbon and white out on bond paper, typewriter, photo polymer plates, 8 x 11 in. 2005-2006

Black Spot Grey Envelope 1
Black Spot Grey Envelope 1

Carbon and white out on bond paper envelope, typewriter, photo polymer plates, 4 x 11 in. 2005-2006

Black Spot Grey Envelope 3
Black Spot Grey Envelope 3

Carbon and white out on bond paper envelope, typewriter, photo polymer plates, 4 x 11 in. 2005-2006

Black Spot Grey Envelope 2
Black Spot Grey Envelope 2

Carbon and white out on bond paper envelope, typewriter, photo polymer plates, 4 x 11 in. 2005-2006

Black Spot Typewriter Feet
Black Spot Typewriter Feet

Photopolymer typeset plates on typewriter

Black Spot Typewriter Foot
Black Spot Typewriter Foot

Photopolymer typeset plates on typewriter

Black Spot Typewriter
Black Spot Typewriter

Installation View, Blankspace Gallery, Oakland, CA

Black Spot
Black Spot

Installation View, Blankspace Gallery, Oakland, CABlankspace Gallery, Oakland, CA

Black Spot
Black Spot

Installation View, Blankspace Gallery, Oakland, CA