Visual Art Mary Temple and the Doubting Zone
posted by October 2 at 11:00 AMon
Mary Temple spent weeks at Western Bridge making a huge painting that opened to the public last weekend. (The image above is from an earlier, similar installation on the East Coast.)
The painting is extremely quiet. It is white paint on white walls, and depending on the light, it can almost disappear entirely. It is painted to fool you into believing, at least for moment, that it’s not there. When you walk in, it looks like there’s nothing in the room at all, just the shadows and light beaming in from the windows of the building. This is what Temple calls “the doubting zone.” She has her reasons for sending you there.
The painting will be up for a year.