Blake Rayne


Jason took this picture while I was making a painting called untitled 26. It was made by stretching a support with canvas, priming it with gesso, painting the canvas black with latex wall paint, then unstretching the black monochrome painting, folding it up on the floor so that the surface area left exposed was approximately half the size of the original painting, and finally rolling white latex paint on to the exposed surface. After this image was taken, my friend Pat Palermo and I unfolded it and restretched it on the original frame. Once stretched it was too big to fit through the door of my studio, so Pat and I unstretched it again, rolled it up, took apart the stretcher bars, and then put the thing back together again the next day at a gallery in town.