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.
From the “A Moment’s Reflection” series by Cody William Smith via Jennilee Marigomen.
David Adamo at Untitled via i like this art:
“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.”
Sculptures by Erin Shirreff.
Antique mirror boxes from Stilleben.
All about useless sleeves: Ines Amorim.
Simple perfect tableware from Andrew Kazakes, also available as part of Arts Restore LA.
Drawings by Antoine Caeke.
I’ve always loved that prune drawing by Paul Thek, to whom Susan Sontag dedicated “Against Interpretation.”
Bob Law canvases with black marker: Nothing to be Afraid Of IV 15.08.1969 (1969), Mr Paranoia VII 20.10.72 (No. 106) 1972 (1972), Nothing to be Afraid of V 22.8.69 in 1969 (1969) via And a Half. ALSO: Not to be confused with Bob Loblaw.
From the 1981 children’s book Building an Igloo by Ulli Steltzer via stopping off place.
Virginia Overton at Kunsthalle Bern via Mousse/not shaking the grass:
“I don’t think of them as tricks in any way; it’s not a funhouse. My hope is that the experience of the work is physical, but also objective. The pieces are what they are.”
ALSO: Untitled (2010), Untitled (2012), wood and sheetrock mud:
ALSO ALSO: Untitled (2009) by Kilian Rüthemann:
Black sand and resin columns by Lisha Bai. ALSO: Katsuhiko Narita charcoal columns. ALSO ALSO: Lee Bae, Untitled (2000), charcoal and elastic string:
Roula Partheniou, from top: Pegboard Constellation (2013), Cigarettes on Blue Foam, detail (2010). Via MKG127 via Sight Unseen.
Earthenware cylinders by Lauren Mabry.