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Works by Claude Rutault at Galerie Perrotin, including de-finition/method #447. “full-length self-portrait” (2011):
“An oval canvas 168 x 110 cm (661/4 x 431/4 inches) is placed 50 cm (193/4 inches) in front of the wall. the canvas is non-painted. it is connected to the wall by a fine metal wire attached to its upper half. it is also attached to the floor.a second oval canvas, 33 x 22 cm (13 x 83/4 inches), is hung by its left side to the wall 60 cm (231/2 inches) from the floor, and is painted the same color as the wall.
The large canvas is shown face-out as long as the artist is alive, and will be turned to face the wall when he dies.”
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My latest studio visit with set designer Adi Goodrich, now on Sight Unseen! Above: A piece from Goodrich’s “These Are My Friends and Their Friends” series, and the Stuart Davis painting, Ready-to-Wear (1955), that inspired it:
“If we sit and have a conversation, all I’m doing is looking everywhere and my mind is always thinking about how surfaces are put together and glued together and screwed together, and how paint is applied and what adhesive is used. I’m just always building and thinking about the choices that people make. And when the choices aren’t made well, I want to talk about it. It gets real geeky, Su. It gets real geeky.”
ALSO: This PSA for creatives.
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“A column of hot air rising in the mound ventilates the subterranean tunnels, providing essential temperature control for the cultivation of underground fungal gardens, and for maintaining a comfortable nest for the brood to live below ground.
In 2007, NASA engineers used the termite mound as an analogous architectural model home capable of sustaining human life on Mars in the event of the encroaching future post apocalyptic fallout.”
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“The imperfections of the mold parts remain visible in the finished product. This makes it a clear, readable product, showing the moment of creation. If the creator would like to make an object again he only has to stack the blocks around the object to recreate the mold.”
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Leather box by Welcome Companions from Welcome Projects that could be a clutch or a purse or a holder of important things, and perfect at all of it.
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“We’re Revolting” pop-up installation opens at Creatures of Comfort this Saturday, Oct. 20!
I’m still pinching myself that these amazing artists and designers were willing to be involved, and to create one-of-a-kind and exclusive pieces. It’s caused some serious soul-searching, as someone who spends a lot of time looking at images, how intense and satisfying it is to touch these dimensional objects, the weight of things and how they fit in your hand, and how incredibly made they are: each one a little lifetime, of beating hearts and scrutiny and utter gorgeous perfection. Come check out the show.
OPENING RECEPTION: 5-8 p.m., Oct. 20
WHERE: Creatures of Comfort LA, 7971 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
WHEN: October 20 to November 10, 2012.
- Jack Craig // Broken board tables
- Jonathan Cross // Geodesic salt- and soda-fired pottery
- Ilana Kohn // Marbled silk shawls and scarves
- Kirsten Perry // Oddball lockets
- Julie Hung // Stackable ceramic bangles
- David Neale // Handmade combs and bracelets
- Haruhi Okubo // Freeform tapestry pieces
- Doug Johnston // Coiled rope hanging lights and sculptural baskets
- Mimi Jung // Pom pom eyeballs and weavings
- Morie Nishimura // Brass folding mirrors
- Joanna Williams // Loopy, textured rugs
- Brent Paul Pearson // Kaleidoscope glasses
- Elyse Graham // Dipped resin geodes
(With sticker sheet illustrated by the multi-talented Building Block, of one piece by every artist.)
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