Processor Statement

“Processor”

Andrew Roberts-Gray’s second solo exhibition at Michael Warren Contemporary uses the computer processor as a metaphor for a new group of paintings. Roberts-Gray begins the works by sand-blasting and polishing a pattern into the surface of a mirrored plexiglass panel.  Images of a 1981 Intel processor diagram and the Hindu god Ganesh are screenprinted on the panel. A landscape is painted in black liquid acrylic with a historical reference. The process of sand-blasting, printing, and painting is repeated until each work comes into focus. This procedure resembles the method by which silicon is polished, masked, and doped to prepare it for transformation.

The results are paintings with shimmering surfaces, historical references, and the dynamic interplay of process and image.