Artist: Paul McLean

In VALUBL OBJX: Afterword [CODA], I explored the phenomenon of Post-Show Mode (PSM), a condition, I stipulate, that affects artists when their exhibit closes. In CODA, I will talk about the phase shift that follows PSM, which I will refer to as Post-Post-Show Mode (PPSM). PPSM typically involves the reformulation of the artist’s project, is future-oriented, is informed by the recent artist’s experience in and after the art “happening,” and other factors, some internal, within the artist, and others, external to art.

Paul McLean is an artist living in Astoria, Oregon. Read more about Paul McLean at

Last updated: 21 December, 2023

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