Goodnight for real this time from The Canyon and the Archivist’s Circle. Thank you to everyone who supported and believed in this project, and who helped bring it to life. The site is still up for about another half an hour, show prints of this piece are under 2017. I’m going to bed tonight very happy and full in my heart. Thank you!
Goodnight from Archivist Circle and The Canyon retrospective! Well, almost, one more hour to go. Link in bio. Portrait of the incomparable @__moreferalthan__
Last hour and a half for Archivist’s Circle. Thank you again to everyone who helped make the retrospective possible through it.
The retrospective gave me the occasion to remix some of my oldest images. I couldn’t believe it when I found that these blocks still existed deep in the recesses of my studio. I have such clear memories of being a painter, and then starting on these funny little carvings and having not the foggiest notion of what I was up to, which really was the fun part. This and a whole archive of other pieces, from small art objects to major works is still up for the next two hours on Archivist’s Circle. Link in bio
Terrarium installation miniature.
On the last day of The Canyon show, when I was taking questions @tsbeale and @julie.salas asked what was next for me after a large and reflective project. Well, in the immediate aftermath of working on such a huge project in a string of huge projects, I hid myself away and made tiny things. Teeny little installations in glass cloches and jewelry boxes and other tucked away places. It was my way to pause and reflect on the last many years, and to gear myself toward what’s coming next, which is a stop animated film using my paper work in a sculptural way. I’ll keep you posted as that progresses, but first the miniatures.
She’s coming down! Wild how quickly it gets released. So much time and energy putting it together - on the one hand it’s sad to see it come undone, and on the other hand, wow, it’s all just raw potential again! Amazing. Can’t wait to see the next show in the space, Mark Dejong who built the Swing House is moving in next, I’m sure it’s gonna be pure magic. Thanks for the video @johnebeam! And @cincycac thanks for everything, always.
De-install starts today at the @cincycac. I can’t believe it’s already been six months since me and this ✨freaking adorable ✨crew put it all together. Thank you guys!! It’s been such a journey. (And to all the folks not pictured here, who were behind the scenes or off camera making it happen, thank you too, you know who you are ⚡️⚡️)
“Amanda” The original block in the process of being carved. The silk screen edition based on this print that we created to celebrate the closing of the @cincycac retrospective will only be available for a few more hours. Comes down when Archivist Circle closes down at midnight tonight. Link in bio
Archivist’s Circle will be closing in a few hours. The retrospective is officially down, and the art objects developed to go along side it will be available until midnight tonight. Link in bio.
Last few questions: @fredricking asked, "What nook or cranny did you leave out, either in your consciousness or the facility?" All my early work with the collective Toyshop got left out. Some of my more temporary although well loved community projects, like the work with FSU students at a homeless shelter in Talahassee back in 2011, or short projects like arts workshops with the Allied Media conference in Detroit ages ago. Too much has happened to all be included! Also, my Bob Ross style oil paintings from childhood...couldn't quite squeeze those in...;) A few people asked what happens to the show materials now, and @jan.criacuervos asked, Are you going to visit Europe some day?
The answer to that is that the entire Time Capsule section of the show is coming off the walls in pieces and going to the MUCA museum in Munich - so, yes, coming to Europe! The Medea is going to Tokyo to be a part of a show at the Mori museum called "Catastrophe and the Power of Art." Much of the rest of it will go into storage, though an awful lot will be destroyed in the process of taking the show down, such is the nature of site specific installation. Pic of one of the nooks and crannies of the show by @sherihoweart
Archivist Circle closes at midnight EST! In celebration of its final day, we’ve dug up and added a few more buried treasures from our archives which will be up for just a few hours. Link in bio until midnight tonight.