"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"It was exciting to see, repeated as a language, something that was usually a one-to-one experience. I would make these little squares and they would then be hand-cut and traced, so each sort of whimsical obliteration or recovery would be created into a kind of structure or language, back and forth. That was really exciting, in terms of looking at my work and my language, and having it mean something even in its refusals to be completely readable"
- Ellen Gallagher