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Franklin Evans at Prosjektrom Normanns

Spreadsheetspace is a new installation by Franklin Evans using the grid and organizational format of the Excel spreadsheet to construct a three-dimensional painting space. The installation shows the how and what of painting, memory, and the construction and navigation of studio practice and the art world. Digital prints, paint, process notes, residual painter’s tape, and images combine to suggest both the interior of three-dimensional painting and the brain of an artist organizing information. The images and information include: (i) the artist’s Haugan family from Morgedal, Norway whose great-grandfather (Olaf Haugan, the ski jump world record holder, 1879) immigrated to the United States, (ii) contemporary art and art history, (iii) art world logistics, and (iv) the process logistics for spreadsheetspace.

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