Sunday, August 01, 2010

SOIL New Members Show

The Mountain. 2010. acrylic on canvas. 30 x 40 inches.

Terrarium (Hill). 2010. aquarium, plexi, acrylic, light. 12 x 10 x 20 inches.

More images and words from the show on SOIL's website.  Thoughts by Erin Shafkind here.

Temple of Vacuous Confidence

Temple of Vacuous Confidence.  2010. styrofoam, wood, cords, models, mirrors, paint.  6' x 12' x 1'

Earlier this year, ACT Theatre approached SOIL about commissioning SOIL artists to create window installations for their sidewalk windows.  I thought, "So, you'll PAY us to make art?!" That was a radical concept for me to understand, but after giving it some thought, I agreed that it made some sense.  Not having really made much sculpture before, I was excited to give it a whirl.  More info on the SOIL website here.  Each window represented a decade of American culture since the 1950's.  I had the 1980's...  Materialism, rabid consumerism, glitz-y exteriors without much content, Lamborghinis, speedboats, hot pink, etc.  On display through August 30 at ACT Theatre.