Currently the work explores notions of absence and presence, the formal act of looking and solipsistic thought. This work is starkly minimal, economical, and white. This static work concerns itself with a kind of minimalism that subverts the art object by staying barely visible unless a viewer looks closely. McCollom is heavily informed by the formal elements of light, surface, color, and texture. She is interested in intersections between minimalism and performance and their corresponding conceptual bases in existentialism and feminist theory.  This is to say that these paintings and sculpture can act as both highly formal fixed 2-d works and as uniquely performative art objects, which require an “audience” to retain their presence, purpose, and meaning.

 

Untitled (Windows) 2013 8.5'X4.7' Safflower Oil on Paper