For some of us the global pandemic has rekindled a relationship with our living space; a renewal of the feeling of rootedness. At the same time, others have voiced their mounting anxiety as they pace through the same lonely walls. For this year’s 30x30x30 exhibition I created a series of 6x6 oil paintings entitled cities of memory—a name which gestures to these unspoken, intimate conversations between our bodies and the spaces we inhabit. Drawing on the enigmatic architecture of Giorgio de Chirico—a master of the cityscape and the uncertainty of isolation—cities of memory catalogues a 30-day journey through a city of luminous stonework buildings and hazy figural masses. Arched doorways reveal dark forms cycling around a central column; stalls and markets stand empty; windowed streets reveal a multiplicity of interiors, each longing for contact with the other. These paintings give special focus to the structures of the street, the home, and the threshold—spaces which are mediated by the fear of contagion as well as the increasing visibility of social inequity.

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JOSH HINTZ

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