I’m often asked how I conduct my studio visits and whether it’s a requirement to meet with the artist. The answer to the latter is yes, but this particular case was an exception in that I never did a formal visit for the project.
Barb Choit and I were studio mates in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for a brief period during the summer of 2009. The Goldminer Project was in its very early stages. At the time, Choit was working on a series titled “Nagel Fades,” for which she faded digital C-prints of images of the 80’s illustrator Patrick Nagel by placing them in a full-body tanning machine. After Choit left the studio, I couldn’t help notice the residue left on the wall.