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Psycho Killer, Qu’est-Ce Que C’est?

Yet another senior exhibition is in the making! Paige, Alicia, Lindsey and I are all going to be showing in the art exhibition on April 16. Shit! Only a month and six days away! Anyways, I thought I would post images on what I am working on for my piece- I’m showing yous guys my process and practice yo:

Sorry for the crappy shot, but this is my test print I did to figure out my idea for the 18×24 piece of copper I am translating this image onto. I was really interested in the TWA Terminal in NY when we learned about it in Modern Art History. I started reading and gathering information about the terminal itself and modern architecture in a more general sense. Ultimately, I became interested in how modern architecture has survived in the contemporary setting. Ha-Cha!

I would love to hear from you guys on what you might think of the piece if you have time to comment!

The piece has evolved from this photo, since it is now on a larger plate, but still shows a good gist of what I am working towards. I’ll try and post more recent photos of the plate soon

Guggenheim’s spiral

Inside (Center of Guggenheim) by Daniel Buren

This semester in Brantl’s Contemporary class we learned about Daniel Buren, in the 1970s, being confronted by the Guggenheim museum over the impact of his work in the prestigious gallery space. Buren was able to expose how the Guggenheim museum placed the architecture of the building (created by Frank Lloyd Wright) before the work being exhibited. I thought this was really interesting because of the museum’s unique exhibiting space in the central bowl of the building and how contemporary artists now are able to incorporate the architecture into their exhibitions.

Some interesting examples I could find:

"Inopportune: Stage One" by Cai Guo-Qiang (2004)

Mobile, Alexander Calder (2007)

"Spider Couple, Untitled and Untitled" by Louise Bourgeois

The Walkmen, High Places, Leo Allen, Colson Whitehead & a marching band (2009)


Gordon Matta-Clark

This is an arrangement of chromogenic prints mounted on board, though perhaps the stronger example of appropriation is the content of the images. It is a house that the artist literally split down the middle – another example of architectural appropriation.

(Gordon Matta-Clark, 1974)

Gehry vs. Graves

Crimp’s example of Postmodern (progressive) architectural appropriation in his 1982 essay “Appropriating Appropriation”.

Frank Gehry | Home in Santa Monica | 1978

Crimp’s example of Modernist (retrograde) architectural appropriation.

Michael Graves | Portland Public Services Building | 1982

Name That Building

Project #1 | Group #2 | Alicia Price, Emily Speck, Ali Goodman, Paige Rowley | Paper Silhouettes