For this body of work, Naama Tsabar covers panels with countless thin strips of gaffer tape, the same tape used to mask and stabilize cables in performance spaces. The subtle compositions formed from the artist's arrangement of this utilitarian material—often associated with unseen backstage labor—allude to the legacy of Minimalism. Tsabar’s Gaffer series moves the tape from its functionally hidden location on the floor to its scrutable position on the wall, recasting the material simultaneously as mark, canvas, and color field.
These works correspond to a new monumental site-specific installation that will be on view in Perimeters, Tsabar’s solo museum exhibition at The Bass in Miami. This exhibition will be open to visitors during the week of Art Basel Miami Beach.