Monthly Archives: October 2011

Video

Elliot Hundley at Wexner Center for the Arts – Bacchae

Elliott Hundley exhibition preview from Wexner Center for the Arts on Vimeo.

From the Wexner Center website: “Los Angeles-based artist Elliott Hundley draws on classical mythology, art history, and current sociopolitical conditions to create epic, theatrical gallery environments that collapse historical and narrative time. Often based on figural ideas, these works exist … Continue reading

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Guileless, yet knowing.

I’ve always loved how the portraits of Alex Katz are guileless, yet knowing.They are simple without being naive, and literal without being stupid. In particular, I love the cutouts because they have the presence of a real human being whom … Continue reading

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Quotes

Plop-Plop-Fizzle

In 1969 architect James Wines coined the term “plop art” to describe the lame abstract sculpture being installed on sterile corporate plazas. The clever usage, punning “pop art” with scatology, caught on. Wines felt that abstraction had become the new academic style and hoped for more adventurous choices in public art. Those who never liked contemporary art’s guts in the first place appropriated the term, too.
William Poundstone quotes James Wine
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What if…

At the moment I think I’ve had an insight into a significant question that shapes my artistic drive – meaning what I want to do and what I feel compelled to do. That question is “what if…” And – I … Continue reading

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Finding vs. Making

In trolling through a few thrift stores today I found myself wondering why (those of us who “thrift”) get such a thrill out of the hunt for other people’s junk. In an act of juxtaposition to the castings experiments I … Continue reading

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Contemporary Art Daily – Photography into Sculpture at Cherry and Martin

I keep returning to the seminal photographic sculptures in this recent exhibit at Cherry and Martin in Los Angeles.

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Photo Studies of Plinth Shapes and Lotus Pods

slickr-flickr type=”gallery” search=”sets” set=”72157627963193906″ items=”50″ use_key”y” Photos of objects around the studio that relate to a plinth form or sculptural base. This sculpture project also includes visual research around botanical forms that relate somehow to transformation such as lotus pods, … Continue reading

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Sketches Exploring Classical Bust and Plinth Proportions

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Poppy and Lotus Pod Study Sketches

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Metabolic Studios

Metabolic Studios

I found this photo on Amanda Evans’ Tumblr . She says it’s from Metabolic Studio in Los Angeles, a venue where artists create public programs and art installations through community engagement, many of the projects involving gardening and sustainability. Thanks … Continue reading

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