Impress Me consists of respondent emails sourced from a failed relationship. Using alphabetized metal printing rods the text is hammered in to fragile paper letter by letter, thus giving the correspondences themselves a weighted and elevated impression. The works move from a highly legible to illegible state as the impact of the process increasingly tears and rips into the surface; a metaphor for the fragmenting relationship as it comes to an end.
Collection of The Ottawa Art Gallery. (Acq. 2020)
Christos Pantieras gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the City of Ottawa and the Ontario Arts Council.