Portfolio > Groundwork(s) through 2021 including 2018 exhibition installation of Groundwork(s) Linda Warren Projects


I work by project-series of paintings and drawings, which variously reflect my interest in social dynamics and art history.
With the recent series Groundwork, I return to my ongoing interest in abstraction within a post-modern framework. In contrast to the self-contained formalism of modernism, I focus on prosaic, schematic patterns of formal appeal that operate simultaneously as social signifiers.
Here, specifically, I utilize the distinct patterning from the soles of shoes to think about the very particularity and variety of design that goes into the literal marking (and marketing) of our movement on the ground. I record these patterns as I find them, oftentimes a chaotic mix of partial prints and in other sites ordered, discernable designs. This manufactured residue that marks us routinely across space in time, though on the one hand quite ordinary, fascinates me as vestigial configurations of our collective history.

2018 Groundwork(s) installation Linda Warren Projects
oil and wax on canvas and board
variable
2018
Groundwork(s) composite work through 2020
oil and wax on wood panels
as shown here 8 panels total 36 x 192 inches
2019
abstractions composed from footprints -migrations
acrylic on un-stretched canvas with grommets
47 x 68 inches
2020
contemporary abstraction
oil and wax on canvas
50 x 70"
2014
Groundwork(s) XV
acrylic on unstretched canvas with grommets
68 x 47 inches
2017
contemporary abstraction based on shoe tread patterns suggestive of human migration
oil and wax on canvas
36 x 68 x2.5 inches
2015
contemporary abstraction
acrylic on unstretched canvas
68 x 47 inches
2016
With the recent series Groundwork, I return to my ongoing interest in abstraction within a post-modern framework.
acrylic on unstretched canvas
66 x 47 inches
2016
Groundwork XIV
oil and wax on canvas
40 x 70 inches
2016
postmodern abstraction
oil and wax on canvas
40 x 50 in
2016
Groundwork VI
oil & wax on canvas
40 x 50 in.
2015
Groundwork V
acrylic on canvas
66 x 47 in.
2015
Groundwork IV (private collection)
acrylic and ink on unstretched canvas with grommets
66 x 47 inches
2015
Groundwork VII
oil and wax on canvas
40 x 50 in.
2016
in post modernism
acrylic on unstretched canvas with grommets
66 x 47.5 in
2016
Groundwork VIII
oil and wax on canvas
34 x 46 in
2016
Groundwork II
acrylic on un-stretched canvas with grommets
66 x 47.5 in.
2015
Groundwork II (detail)
acrylic on un-stretched canvas
66 x 47.5 in.
2015
Grounded I
acrylic on paper
18 x 24 in.
2021
Grounded II
acrylic on paper
18 x 24 in.
2021
Grounded III
acrylic on paper
22 x 30 inches
2021
abstraction based on footprints
oil and wax on canvas
42 x 46 in
2014
Tread I
acrylic on paper
16 x 20 in.
2015
Tread III
oil and wax on wood panel
18 x 24 in.
2016
Tread IV
oil and wax on wood panel
24 x 18 in.
2016
Tread II

(private collection)
acrylic on paper
16 x 20 in.
2015