Texts by Helen Molesworth
Published by Alexander and Bonin
For the past twenty years Sylvia Plimack Mangold has been painting the trees on her land in Washingtonville, New York. Plimack Mangold’s practice is daily, seasonal, and annual; to look at the whole of her oeuvre is to feel the coexistence of linear and cyclical time. Hence the tree paintings permit an exploration of variation and difference. They privilege change over stasis, or, to put it more precisely, they make an issue of the dialectical tension between change and stasis.