JANUARY 22 – FEBRUARY 26, 2005
Hot Dogs - 2002
32 x 24 inches (81.28 x 60.96 cm)
Mary M. Mazziotti - Do we expect too much of our food? Can it make us happy, healthy, young, sprightly and desirable? Yes! Yes!
The paintings of “The Importance of Food” present food and drink assparkling, fulfilling treasures, and explore our complicated relationship with the things we eat. It seems an obvious choice to replace the food images in these paintings with glitter, beads, fur and luxurious fabrics. This is not food --- it’s opulent ambrosia that glimmers and sparkles.
A model gazes at a bottle of sauce in erotic rapture… scrumptious chefettes present huge bowls of glittering batter…a mother and son on a picnic choose from a banquet of radiant delights. Surely this can’t be the same food that you and I eat?
Golden beads, fur and rich tapestry seem only fitting for these gods and goddesses who promise that we, too, can enjoy the same gratification if only we will buy and eat!
Black (silhouette from Third Ave, Baybridge, Brooklyn)- 2003-04
brick, concrete, tin, wood and iron
11.5 x 8 x 9 ft (3.5 x 2.44 x 2.74 meter)
Masao Gozu - Reconstruction Black and Red
This sculptural installation consists of two real-life urban architectural facades reconstructed into inverted pyramids.
Beneath this ready-made element there is a substructure, which consists of a metal fabrication that suggests a window with blinds and a silhouette behind it.
Study For Wind Scribe - 2004
Steel, Juniper wood
15 x 22 x 22 inches (38.1 x 55.88 x 55.88 cm)
John Davis - I create three-dimensional works that play out a dialog between the natural landscape and the urban. I am interested in activities, materials, processes that are associated with a connection to the land. This could include driving or walking through the landscape; surveying, measuring, making recorded observations; searching out and collecting materials.
My artwork will make a reference to the land in these ways. I might take natural elements collected from the land and shape them to take their place in a fabricated work. This could mean partially machining a raw piece of wood that is combined with welded steel, cast concrete, resin or other industrial material. My work could also make reference to a place in the landscape or an activity such as measuring that could occur within the landscape.
addition to my formal exploration with this theme, I am producing a
series of works based on site-actions. These are typically studio fabricated
elements that are dragged down remote dirt roads while plotting the
location and distance of the drag action. These elements typically include
material native to the area of the site-action and may make reference
to the site in other ways as well. This series began at the
Ben Matthews - My latest series of work consists of studies by explorers, scientists and inventors from a different but parallel history. They depict odd creatures that have adapted atypically or have been created by man for some malevolent purpose. They may be pages taken from a mad scientist’s notebooks showing preliminary ideas for bizarre inventions or they can be cryptic field studies from unknown expeditions.
Menchiari - Roberto Menchiari's
superealistic portraits of
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