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What does P/N stand for?

P/N stands for Positive/Negative

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The work's manual erotica rhymed with the violent fingers in Bruce Nauman's neon Double Poke in the Eye II, 1985, just as Jasper Johns's target drawing called out to Andy Warhol's silk-screened gun, and as the positive/negative play of Stingel's panel echoed that of Ricci Albenda's sculptural pair (both 2002).
For this, her first multimedia piece, Way collaborated with composer Jay Cloidt, who excellently deconstructed and reassembled a Mozart string quartet (performed live by the Cypress String Quartet), and Jim Campbell, whose positive/negative projections conveyed a haunting sense of floating and drowning.
From 36 Photographs and 12 Diagrams and related experiments with thinning his piles of blocks into photographic grids then thickening them again by mounting them on solid, thicker-than-paper supports that stand away from the wall, Bochner moves (not necessarily in this order) to Escher-like experiments with scrambled grids that look like inlaid wood; to others that resemble lacy paper cutouts thickened by their size and their mounting; to images that show how the photograph warps the grid by the perspectival projection of the represented onto the literal surface and by the visible wavering of the indexically traced edges of the grid's lines toward the bottom edges of the positive/negative photographs; and finally to Surface Dis/Tension, 1968.