Thursday, May 30, 2013

Stray Shopping Carts at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA)

Thirteen of my Stray Shopping Cart pieces are in a group shoe called Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA)It is a traveling exhibit that originated at the Ulrich Museum in Wichita. This is the curatorial statement:
Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles presents the work of contemporary artists who, directly and indirectly, take the grocery store and consumption of its products as their subjects. In contrast to historic pop’s celebration of everyday consumption, they note the seductive aesthetic appeal of commercial products with degrees of uneasiness. Using a variety of styles and media, they keenly and cleverly interrogate not only the grocery items we purchase, but also the physical and psychological environments in which we shop, the individuals and social frameworks we encounter there, and the cultural norms that inform our habits of consumption.
There are some big names in the show including Sonny Assu, Scott Blake, Louis Cameron, Hillary Carlip, Adriane Herman
, David Hilliard, Damien Hirst, Christian Jankowski, Karyn Olivier
Lucy + Jorge Orta, Jonathan Seliger, Store Buyout: Matt Fidler, Jody Gnant, Hal Kirkland, Kyle MacDonald, and Gary Lachance, Brian Ulrich, Rachel Perry Welty, and  Andy Warhol.

There is also a nicely designed catalog. It is available on Amazon.

New Faux Work 1

Larson Clark/Arachnologos, 2013. Digital pigment print, 37 x 18 inches / 94 x 46 cm.

Larson Clark/Arachnologos, 2013. Digital pigment print, 37 x 18 inches / 94 x 46 cm.

Volumes from an Imagined Intellectual History of Animals, Architecture and Man at Galerie Toutou Chic, Metz, France / June 19

One of the reasons my blogging has slowed down recently is that I have been working on new faux books and posters for an upcoming show at Galerie Toutou Chic in Metz, France (June 19). The exhibit will include 39 of my faux books, 10 posters and 5 record covers. I'll be posting them here over the next few days. If you don't want to wait you can see the whole series, old and new here.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Daily Book Graphics #1337

©1987 (design may be from 1981) / Design: Mary Ellen Casey

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

Daily Book Graphics #1335

©1982 / Very interesting little logo bug in the upper right hand corner

Sunday, May 5, 2013

A scene from the Montague Projects headquarters.

Daily Book Graphics #1330

©1973 / I found the following items inside the book:

Thursday, May 2, 2013