John Chervinsky
Coffee Cups and Paintings on Door, 2011
Archival Pigment Print
24 x 30 Inches
Edition 4 of 5

Take time to truly savor this unorthodox photograph by conceptual artist John Chervinsky, curated by Michelle Bello, now available at Sloan Miyasato Fine Art. Chervinsky says this about his work:

“My process is as follows:
1) Compose and photograph a still life.
2) Crop a subset of the image and send it to a painting factory in China.
3) Wait for an anonymous artist in China to complete an actual oil painting of the cropped section, and send it to me in the mail.
4) Reinsert the painting into the original setup and re-photograph.

As with previous work, I’m interested in issues relating to perspective. I’m interested in the tensions expressed in the comparison between reality versus representation. I’m interested in what happens when I collaborate with another artist who has no idea that he or she is involved in a collaboration, and I’m interested in seeing and expressing subtle changes over time that we might otherwise take for granted.”

Chervinsky’s work is held in numerous public and private collections including the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Museum of Art in Portland, and the Fidelity Investments Collection. He spent 18 years running a particle accelerator at Harvard University and has collaborated with museums using accelerator technology in the analysis of art. He currently works at Harvard’s Rowland Institute for Science, founded by Polaroid’s Edwin H. Land.

Tommy Talbot
(415) 431-1465 tommyt@sloanm.com

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