Robert Janitz

Robert Janitz, installation view of 'Shift Stick Heaven'
Robert Janitz
'Shift Stick Heaven'
February 23 to March 23, 2014
Team (gallery inc)
83 Grand Street, New York

'The paintings are evocative of acts specific to manual labor — window washing, spackling, grouting — as they relate to erasure and negation. The artworks call to mind the streaks on a recently cleaned pane of glass, making us aware of a surface meant to be transparent, invisible. Janitz’s painterly gestures have a similar relationship to the picture plane, obscuring it with paint in order to reveal it.'