Trevor Smith on Lara Favaretto: Transcript

I love that Lara Favaretto made this work from car wash brushes because it connects to a really common experience that many of us have shared.

Driving through the car wash, I’m often mesmerized by the patterns and colors that form on my windshield as the brushes pass over. Sometimes I even think it would make an amazing painting.

In Simple Couples, there are seven pairs of car wash brushes, all of different heights and widths and colors, just like people.

Like several other artists you will see in PlayTime, Favaretto is taking an off-the-shelf object made for a singular purpose and imagines a new life for it. These brushes will no longer wash your car; however, they have new life as paintings, as kinetic sculpture, as objects of wonder.

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