Smithson’s Paradigm (1992-93)
Blum Helman Warehouse Gallery, 1993
Acrylic paint and aluminum troughs
The work is composed of six aluminum-sided boxes into which paint was poured. Each side had a 4inch by 3inch plexiglass window through which the inside of the painting could be viewed. The surfaces of the paintings were either black or white. However by looking inside the window one could see that all the colors of the rainbow were used to make each one. Each day the arrangement of the paintings were changed. Sometimes stacked as shown here and at others stacked six in a column or distributed as six individual units on the floor.