By the late 1970s, the term "sculpture" had come to include all manner of events (actions and performances), materials (plastics, resins, rubbers, etc.), media (photography, film, video and electronics) and modes of presentation (site-specific installations, street works, documentation, etc.). "Sculpture" as a term had been transformed into the catchall and as a discipline it no longer had an identity of its own.
By insinuating passion for ordinary material, the exhibition title (I like plastic) is intended to signal an attitude towards things rather than a specific medium. In addition to plastic, the artworks featured include ceramics, videos, photography, oil and acrylic on canvas and paper, woven and knitted textile, wood, tape, found objects.
Click to purchase from Golden Age The Suburban, Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam’s Oak Park based art space celebrates it’s 10th anniversary with an encyclopedic compendium of it’s long history. Introductory essays by Forrest Nash and Michael Newman & design by Jason Pickleman. Artists: Kevin Appel, Vasco Araujo, David Hullfish Bailey, Mike Banicki, BANK, Stephen Berens, Cindy Bernard, Walead Beshty, Dike Blair, Gregg Bordowitz, Keil Borrman, Andrea Bowers, Yvette Brackman, Troy Brauntuch, Ralf Brög, Alex […]
Installation view May 2 – June 20, 2009 D’Amelio Terras presents a Front Room exhibition of works by Tony Feher. “Wall Show” is the first exhibition to focus on sculptures specifically intended for the wall. Feher continues to relentlessly exploit the individual characteristics of his chosen materials, allowing them to express something contingent to that material. His understanding and use of found and re-purposed materials is intuitive and inventive. Hung by pins or a […]