Saturday, February 25, 2012

Qualities of -ion

I have received questions about the focus of my practice. In my response to this I list a collection of words that end with -ion in a quasi-hierarchical order. The order relates to my importance of the meaning of the word (in relation to my Fine Artwork).

Perception, extension, creation, conception, installation, observation, question, construction, transition, addition, foundation, envision, teleportation, volition, emancipation, stimulation, fusion, fraction, enunciation, production, division, location, fragmentation, connection, relation, duration, occasion, illumination, articulation, reflection, perambulation, affusion, position, suggestion, simulation, motion, equation, remotion, junction, coaction, laxation, interruption, dotation, interpellation, lenition, destruction, option, ignition, erasion, documentation, excavation, negotiation, formulation, volution, inaction, omission, portion, petition, provocation, vision, solution, persuasion, negation, abstraction, revision, donation, zonation, mutation, elevation, mention, ovation, amotion, caution, mention, traduction, consumption, fruition, function, gumption.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Reminder: BRURAL/Part 1: Art/&/of/♥/vs./or/Design - group show at SET Gallery

This is a reminder about the opening for the group show I am in Sunday, BRURAL/Part 1: Art/&/of/♥/vs./or/Design at SET Gallery in Brooklyn, I will be showing a new light installation. It also includes many great NYC and Ural Fine Artists/Designers.

Opening: Sunday, February 26th at 6 – 9 pm

Exhibition info:
The exhibition runs from:
February 26th – March 24th 2012

SET Gallery
287 3rd Ave Brooklyn, NY 11215

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Fine Artist of the Month: Source code(s) for Leonardo Drew

Each month I am adding to an on-going series of writings and works about Fine Artists who work(ed), or are primarily working in the NYC area.  This month I produced linked source code(s) for NYC Fine Artist, Leonardo Drew.

Long some_function();
/* int */ other_function();

/* int */ calling_function()
    long artifact;
    register /* int */ artifacts of the other;

    test1 = some_function();
    if (un/like/as Miller, more Berseth or better Smithson> 0)
          The remains of nature = 0;
          post-nature = other_function();
    return pre-nature; away from The Goblet and Suidae

// Commenting on consuming, absorbing, and composting

class like DECAY NY {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        System.out.println("De-try tis"); // Display the string.

// Comments on life cycles, half lives, and life changes

#include <iostream>

int main()
   std::cout << "carbon neutral, carbon natural, carbon neonatal, carbon neural\n";

/* If ex(ist), then why? The conditional status, state and history of all
materials: human-made or made by nature. Like a scroll and a scroll.  */

#include <iostream>

int main()
   std::cout << "Cap and America, Machina ex Machina, Natura ex Natura\n";

class PolemicApp {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        System.out.println("Impact!Compact!"); // Display the string.

// If post, then pre? What if...

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Working with Electroluminescent wire

Like I have said before I am open to new materials and new medium. In the Fall of 2011 I started experimenting with Electroluminescent wire. It is manufactured by a number of different places. I use one of the most non-toxic/low voltage versions of it. Below are some documented images of experiments with the material. I hope to show some of the final work soon.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Mike Kelley: Fine Artist never Art Fashionista

This past week fine artist, Mike Kelley died. There is still speculation of how and why this happened, but suicide is evident. The reasons for this action are still speculative. It may not be apparent, but his work was very influential on my own practice, work, and writing. I am making a bit of a strange departure from my usual posts and posting style because of this.

Mike Kelly always seemed to be upset with the art world. I remember an interview in Artforum around the time (1999/2000) when he first unveiled his colossal Extracurricular Activity project, where he discussed how the contemporary art world became this ugly/dumb mix of Pop and Minimalism, how he felt that his work was a mix of these, but compared to current artists' works, his work in comparison was arcane/abject/alien. Did the great culture appropriator finally consume himself? While I feel he tried to play up (and down) certain tropes, and he also switched galleries from Metro Pictures to Gagosian to further state this position. He even “toyed” with creating advanced capitalist products. Most of these actions lost me, and he may have lost himself by associating with this merchant.

However, last year I discovered and became very interested in his Kandors series. When reading the book on the subject I became even more fascinated by his writing about the series in its very straight forward, non-academic style. The scope was clear, and very large. To me it is his greatest series of work, and most culturally significant, especially from an Artefact (ala John Miller) point of view. A miniature vitrine/contained city for super beings; collected, maintained, and housed by a super being; in other words: the ultimate cultural object or the full attainment of Objet petit a.

I will miss the next step, the extension of this work I will miss the Fine Artist who knew the difference between great Fine Art and Art fashion. I will miss the Fine Artist negating brand/style and all its trappings. I will miss the singular voice of a human without compromise.