G.T. Pellizzi - White Noise

31 October - 6 December 2019

These oil paintings on linen are meant to evoque the static on a television monitor with no signal. The paintings are made by passing a string through oil paint and then tensing it over the canvas. The string is then snapped which causes it to release the paint onto the surface of the painting.

Static on a monitor is created by electromagnetic noise when there is no transmission signal. Transmissions and electromagnetic noise are waves much like the one generated in the string at the moment of snapping it. One of the main sources of static noise is cosmic microwave background raditation which is an electromagnetic radiation that originates from the early stages of the Big Bang and the creation of the universe.