Tauba Auerbach is a contemporary American artist best known for her varied use of painting, printmaking, photography, and installation to examine the underlying structures of language and perception. In her Fold paintings, Auerbach molds large pieces of canvas by pleating, folding, or rolling, and then lays them flat to cover their surfaces with a spray gun, aiming it at different angles to pronounce the surfaces’ highlights and textures. This inventive, labor-intensive process exemplifies her interest in amplifying and complicating existing perceptual structures. “I like the idea of proving little things, and incorporating those discoveries into bigger, open questions,” the artist has said. “But maybe art is better as a speculation or proposal than a proof.”
Founded in 2019 by Ford Phillips and Robert Blumenthal, East Projects is a contemporary art gallery in New York, NY committed to promoting emerging artists.