Spinello Projects – Project Room 1
Common household items, which once contributed to our well being in some physical or emotional way, now find themselves as key players in compositions that expose the underbelly of painting. Staples, hardware, stretcher bars, even refuse, are as much a part of Varas’ work as paint itself. The work, neither painting nor sculpture, but both at once, invades the viewers’ space and demands their attention. Placements of bed sheets, crocheted tablecloth, and remnants of clothing stuffed or draped over stretcher bars are precise, but still include a sense of whimsical playfulness and a humorous sense of material mischief.