Petra Cortright’s practice spans across multiple mediums. Her body of work consists of recorded webcam performances, flash-based animations, sculptures, and digital paintings, and engages notions of self-representation within a digital landscape, in addition to the complexities of giving physical form to computer-generated media.
Cortright’s paintings on aluminum, linen, paper, or acrylic are created in Photoshop using painting software and appropriated images, icons, and marks. The digital files are endlessly modifiable, but at a “decisive moment” they are translated into two-dimensional objects. They become finite, yet their range of motifs and marks, and their disorienting perspectives and dimensions suggest dynamic change.
Beutyfol Girls Xerox Desert Rose | October - November, 2018