“In my independent study with Charles [Gaines], he introduced the idea that concepts from philosophical thought and critical theory could be relevant to making, understanding, and interpreting art. This proved revolutionary for me; it completely changed the way I made and thought about art.” –Sam Durant
Charles Gaines. Numbers and Trees V, Landscape #8: Orange Crow, 1989. Acrylic sheet, acrylic paint, watercolor, photograph. 46 5⁄8 × 38 5⁄8 in. (118.4 x 98.1 cm). Collection of Bruce Bower. Courtesy the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Photo by Robert Wedemeyer.