Monday, May 7, 2007
Sunday, May 6, 2007
CLICK IMAGES TO SEE THE SUPER ENHANCED VERSION After driving 9 hrs installing the artwork for the Rubberneckers exhibition at Vanderbilt was easy ... especially when you have a great curator like Jodi, who dosnt mind climbing ladders ... and of course my assistant & companion ... Estaci ... The show looked great, the spacing and laying out of the show was what really made it work. Although there were 9 artists/groups showing, there was a perfect amount of space and rhythm between the works to allow them to ebb and flow ... This rhythm of negative space is what made the show both cohesive and the works all relative to the curatorial statement, which was about movement, voyeurism, and how "lookers" sometime get in the way ... Gleaning Time & Alley Sites Installation ... Jake Galle's corn field (in back) next to my found object & photo installation ... Shea Craig & Yvonne Swanson's Most Beautiful Thing interactive web-based piece ... with Victoria Burge's prints as the visual entry ... and there's Jake's corn-art again!!! Paula Booth's urban paintings & Erika Wollam Nichols' 58 minute video of Shelby Creek Reservoir ... The rest of Erika's piece - The Trash Mandala - trash found around the same Reservoir This Must Be the Place's collaborative performative interventive piece a la Bob Ross mentorship video - A Pretty Nice Painting ... Tania Kupczak's interactive audio piece - the sound of snow ... ... and back to the beginning. The battery in my camera ran out so I don't have an image of Larry Caveney's incredible video of 2 girls fighting at a gallery - arm wrestling actually - or of John Calley's drawings of cars & people -- done with a bit of motor oil ... Nashville is great and Jodi ROCKS!!!
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
These are a couple of paintings that were in the Disrobed exhibition at Gallery 5 in Richmond. This exhibitions was last June and the painters were hung in the midst of beautiful peformative works that spoke of co-existance of industry and nature.
Brad Thomas Birchett, Nuclear Venus or Cest Le Vie, ~ 45 x 49, 2005-2007
Nuclear Venus or Cest Le Vie and her ilk can be seen at Gallery 5, the Disrobed 2 exhibition, June - July 2007.