Excellent piece, especially this point: "...you can’t help but be struck by the lack of curiosity this artist has for the technology that helps produce so much of his work."
Weirdly, paired with that lack of curiosity toward technology is a desire to be so transparent about it (e.g., wall text citations of printer models and lively descriptions of Guyton's rassling with them) that the works become entirely about process rather than product. (Another, perhaps less-chided cliché.) To me, the prints represent the latest and most blatant of what Michael Fried called "theatricality"--not only is a consideration of our spectatorship required to make the objects worth looking at (a tail-eating snake), but too much of their achievement further hinges on our visualizing Guyton, jamming his printer to achieve the desired effect. It's a practice closer to poor (if implied) performance art than good painting.
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