From the Very Busy Weekend, here are two pics…
The Kendall Square MBTA Stop seen in 20-layered video and…
My setup at Hyde Park Open Studios.
I went to the opening of the Chain Letter Show at Samsøn Project at 450 Harrison in Boston yesterday. I had a piece, as did probably six other people I invited. I’m assuming the concept started with one or two emails, which told people to invite ten artists they admired, which then snowballed from there. With the power of geometric growth, I’m surprised there was only about 1000 pieces in the show, instead of 10,000, but half of my invitations got no response. I’m assuming that those people actually thought the chain email letter actually was a chain letter, and deleted it as spam. Thus, the show becomes an interesting sociological experiment in self-selection. Furthermore, there was very little instruction as to what to send to the show, so it became an additional experiment in artistic self-editing and the balance of community needs (the piece can’t be too big) with self-promotion (the piece can’t be too small).
Anyway, it was fun, and interesting, and I saw a lot of friends and acquaintances there, but the sheer amount of work was overwhelming, especially with the large crowd that assembled to see it all. I did get a few pictures, which I’m posting here.
Check out a solo show of prints I installed Saturday at Artists Crossing, at 34 Bromfield in downtown Boston! Here’s a quick image of four of the prints:
Remember this letterpress print?
It’s available for purchase at the MassArt Spring Auction, along with plenty of other excellent works of art. I was at the Auction Preview on Wednesday, and I found works by several of my friends, as well as a large Chuck Close, two lovely small prints by William Kentridge, a Jenny Holzer, a William Wegman, a Breon Dunigan and a Joe Fig.
Sorry it’s been light, I’ve been really busy. With an opening at the Boston Center for the Arts, for one thing. Here’s a pic of the opening-in-progress:
This is the show “Contained” curated by John Pyper, and it’s pretty awesome. I would go see it, it’s centrally located, it’s a nice gallery, and there are plenty of restaurants and bars around for afterward!
My piece is here, in a somewhat crappy image:
You can see the curator’s reflection in the plexiglas. The piece is 72″ x 8.5″ x 8″, and represents the volume available for cargo in a Panamax-class container vessel. The model container is there for size.
Here’s a really really crappy image of the container:
Better images coming soon!
So I’m making a conceptual sculpture for the BCA show coming up, “Contained“, and I thought I’d give you a quick taste of what’s going on. To see the rest, come to the show.