Untitled / David Montano

David Montano, Untitled, 2008



crayola crayon (red, orange, yellow), white paint, white fabric, white curtains, fan, music: Vera Lynn “We’ll Meet Again”, Edith Piaf “A Quoi ca sert l’amour”, Lord Invader “Out The Fire”, Martha Wainwright “I’ll Be Seeing You”, Bing Crosby “Thanks”

An artist who works primarily in mixed-media collages and painting, David Montano has created a quiet, experiential installation. He covered the walls with red crayon scribbles and then overlaid an opaque veil of dripping white paint. A fan gently blows through the space and onto three large swatches of white fabric, affixed to the ceiling and trailing in wedding-like trains along the floor, while music plays from the elevated speaker. Here the experience is one of ephemerality and perhaps even quietly contained chaos: a bubbling apocalypse just beneath the surface, held at bay by the calmness of wind, the soothing upbeat music, and the gently swaying cloths.
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