Monday, February 27, 2006

Sculpture??

I feel so dumb about sculpture, but here are some things I like in honor of in the round creations. I wish I had the gumption to assemble and knead images into 3-dimensions. I am taken in by these dense singularities, they are mirrors of the brain, the gut, the thought spasm. This post could have more meat in terms of ideas. But I am currently meatless, more into just mute looking.









52 comments:

w.w. said...

i like mute looking. ideas always come, sometimes before, sometimes after.

mountain man said...

I added you in WW. I realized there was a missing spot.

Corny said...

That 4th one down is my best in show. who did that? i love the handle comming out of the head. It's a limb whos purpose is to ridicule vases.

Corny said...

Sculpture is cool. i'm keen on bronze

Corny said...

i really like holgarths small portraits in painted bronze,
I think it's hogarth who made them, small caricatures... I'm inspired. wheres the clay?

The Capt'n said...

My specialties are usually mute looking or sometimes foot in mouth looking. Neither is very constructive I'm afraid.
I still have a soft spot for those good old david smith machine/train parts ones. I'm a simple man.

mountain man said...

Corny the list is as follows:

medardo rosso
louise bourgeois
oliver herring
st. clair cemin
david humphrey
julio gonzalez
david shaw
wendy white
jimbo blachly

Sculpture is cool. I wish I could do it. Let's have a clay mush party sometime.

Capt'n, funny you should mention David Smith, I was looking for a good image online and just didn't have the patience to find the perfect one. I really wanted him here. He's here in the spirit of form.

mountain man said...

Corny, I will check out these Hogarths, I don't know them. A new discovery!! I have so many gaps in my knowledge. Thank goodness for others who can help to fill them in.

I really am wanting to mush tonight. Perhaps the pasta and sauce I am concocting can be mangled into some provocative shape. A bloody violent death is all I can think of...too obvious.

martin said...

i know a guy that has a small david smith in his backyard, really. i went back to look at it in november and it was sitting there as a table between two chairs, with a watercan and some other stuff on it, all of it covered by snow. it is just like a backyard table, something to put your lemonade on. he wouldn't let me take a picture.

hey mm, i was looking at my merlin james book last night, a catalogue of his italian paintings i got from sikkema, and his resume in the back lists Chicago Art Fair (Brent Sikkema) 1998 under group exhibitions. you've talked about this, right? i think i would do that too, or maybe make a new section called "fairs".

Mountain Man said...

That is so cool about the David Smith. All covered in snow. Seems perfect.

Yeah, about the resumes, I am hating all this critique of what people include but I was once told that art fairs shouldn't be on there. I took them off because I am impressionable, but you're right, why can't you have a separate section? I guess ultimately it came down to the fact that my resume didn't really mean anything, was an afterthought, so to overcraft it seemed wrong. I am confused about this.

Mountain Man said...

Actually I don't know if my resume means anything or not. I have no idea. It's just this thing you have to do, proof that you are a person who's been trying for years and years. I hated those critique of the bio on painter nyc, seemed really unfair and hateful. What was the point? It's a pit of vipers out there.

w.w. said...

hey mm - cool. thanks for putting me in such great company. UF and st. clair cemin are two of my biggest faves.

that anonymous CV critiquer has got to stop - i think it's the same tard who gave me shit on my blog. whassup with the bio police? dumb dumb.

Corny said...

wow, i need to go back to painternyc. I get a little bored by it except for you MM and that Tough Guy, I like him. I wouldn't put art fairs on a resume unless you did a project or solo booth, even then? though maybe basel or a very prestigious one could help? don't think it would though. I think if your an emerging artist it's better to not have history then to have throw away shows history, ya know? Resumes are annoing. i only like to see when someone was born and where they went to school even though that is also kind of meaningless.

Corny said...

WW I like your sculpture, do you paint as well?

Corny said...

WW just linked to your blog, wow, who knew?!?! That painting rules! Is it oil and spraypaint? can one spraypaint over oil and it be ok for the long haul? sorry all the technical questions. very awsome.

Mountain Man said...

Corny, WW is intense, she is the funny, badass and a great artist. I am glad you have found her work. I can't wait to meet her, myself. WW. Put on your apron, I have got another surprise for you. You will find it in the toilet, next time you are there, right before you flush. KISSES!!!!

w.w. said...

i am afraid of the toilet present. does it rhyme with onamatopoeia? corny and mm, thank you for the compliments. i am blushing. my paintings are acrylic and spray paint. but i try to do oil-like things.

Mountain Man said...

I am all about acrylics. Also, yes, it does rhyme with onomatopoeia. But no worries, it smells of lavendar and thyme and the clouds of eternity. It is pink.

Dimpleforth said...

This is heartening, the banter between elvish females in the boing of the evening. Time for hot suns, boiling swamps and green leafy headresses. I am in a canoe under the putrid heat that cooks me to medium rare.

sloth said...

MM! yay for sculpture! Might I add Messerschmidt:

http://static.flickr.com/49/105611570_7df101214e_o.jpg

I once saw a show of heads that blew my brain right out the old cranium-holes.

sloth said...

MM, I love your selections.

Shoot, see what happens when you don't have the interwebs at the studio? shoot.

fairy butler said...

what's the cv critiquer? where? or maybe I should just not know about this. might be preferable.

sloth said...

fb, I went to grad school with a guy who showed at White Columns right before graduation. He had a few group shows under his belt, but the resume was blank -- I mean blank. His piece was a fishtank with a piece of human feces floating in it. He shows at Casey Kaplan now.

I don't know what it means, but there it is.

postmoderndebunker said...

Very nice show. But why didn't you include my popsicle stick ash tray I gave you?

postmoderndebunker said...

I am dumb about sculpture too--I need to say.

Ds said...

Sculpture is dumb in a way; in that it doesn't tell stories the way a picture/image does, less mental space usually. There is more of a gestalt, grokking wholeness to our apprehension, and of course our bodies our responding as well, proprioceptive responses guiding us through our understanding.
Anyway, thanks for the post MM.
And well done, w.w., I would love to see them in person.

fairy butler said...

i am dumb about sculpture too, but sometimes I respond to it in such an intense way - it can make so much sense - I can't usually tell you why.

Mountain Man said...

Hey DS thanks for the description. You can tell, we painters needed a little help. Rock it with the wood. You should check out WW's work at her blog, just click on her name. Also FB has new excellent piece up...more gladhanding. GLADHAND!!! Stop. BADHANDS, come back.

ds said...

What exactly is gladhanding? Is it a painter thing?

fairy butler said...

DS, come on! think garbage bags and lesbianism.

fairy butler said...

overalls

sloth said...

tantric.

Mountain Man said...

Inverted and sticky. Gumdrops lying around. Pit stains. That type of thing.

Regi said...

As a photographer I didn't know much about painting but felt it could surpass the artistic limitations that photography has. Thanks to these painting blogs I am learning something about those priviledged painters in the penthouse suite. At my artschool photographers work in the basement and never see daylight, the painters work on the top floor with nice skylight. I think the architect planned it this way. I assumed a symbolism to the arrangement.

Anyway if any of you come across sculpture blogs share them with all of us, could you? The craft people had their own mysterious building at my school and it is/was foreign to me. I do desire to weave however.

fairy butler said...

weaving and looms are also part of gladhanding culture. thanks regi for bringing this up.

Regi said...

...and another thing

dont define lesbian gladhanding it sounds more intriguing if left to the imagination.

ds said...

Sorry, I did not realize the lesbian connotations, I really thought it was a painter thing, MM being a man and all. Or maybe that hirsute exterior hides a deeper, softer truth. A pink unmentionability.

ds said...

FB, I only know about Clingwrap, but garbage bags? That's beyond me.

sloth said...

Don't worry Regi, we are all sworn to secrecy & you will NEVER really know the true meaning of gladhanding. This is all a cover story.

Mountain Man said...

I am hirsute. But it's grey in there, buddy.

ds said...

It's scary here.....

sloth said...

MM, I am giving you the secret handshake that means: Good luck teaching the little miscreants today. Bring back more Bud Wise stories. Do something to provoke him, maybe.

The Capt'n said...

I feel the art of the gladhandle needs to be pursued fully. Break down the walls! Jump on the train!
Oh and what were you saying about her suit?

Regi said...

Sloth. I do want to know about lesbian gladhanding because it would blow my puritan thoughts about you away.

-Sloth, the older litter mate that its ok to have sexual thoughts about.

second thought-better keep this gladhanding thing a secret Robert Storr is watching.

ds said...

You painters sure did run away from any discussion of the In-the-rounds. It's alright though, lesbian miscreant dissidence is far more interesting.

Glenda the good gladhandler said...

I love lesbians and dissidence! Yay.

Reynolds said...

Well, there is some Gladwrap involved, but I won't go into detail.

hammy said...

rock on with the scultpure mm!

Corny said...

*crawling on all fours back to Artisticthoughts*
I'm back MM. I hope your day with the selfish little takers was as rewarding as mine. Would someone please gladhand me right now? Is everyone at the Whitney except for me? more Gladhanding please.

pd said...

I'm available for gladhandling for the next hour. I ain't diddling Whitney--no way.

Mountain Man said...

Am back and emptied out from the buggers of suck suck. I am so dead tired. Upside down machinations of the gladhand are for tomorrow. I love you all so much it makes me excited. Sorry to not talk about sculpture, see, but I was teaching. Otherwise I would have had the thoughts but the thoughts were stolen from me. More tomorrow.

Exciting Bud Wise developments.

sloth said...

Can't wait, Ems. Lurve ya.