Diesel Commission, Day 5 – Studio Time

Clothing Stacking Demo (Photo by Edouard Ducos)
Armature and Color/Value Plan
Armature and Color/Value Plan, Photo by Edouard Ducos
Love my new blue cover-alls! Was in the pile.
Love my new blue cover-alls, were in the pile! Photo by Edouard Ducos
Stacking Demo. Photo by Edouard Ducos
Stacking Demo. Photo by Edouard Ducos
What an amazing crew!!. Photo by Edouard Ducos
What an amazing crew!!. Photo by Edouard Ducos
Well, about 5% of the way done!
Well, about 5% of the way done! Photo by Edouard Ducos

So excited to exhibit the results of this new commission from Diesel. Getting on a plane soon which will get me to the exhibition space just in time for the opening! October 19-22, 2017 at YIA, Paris


Diesel has been a great partner and collaborator. See their new ad campaign here « Go with the flaw »


Fantastic support from amazing Agency Anolishttp://www.anolis.fr


Installed since 2014 in the exhibition hall of the Carreau du Temple in Paris, the YIA Art Fair annually has a selection of 65 French and international galleries of excellence and hosts an audience of more than 20,000 visitors (collectors, art professionals and curious people).

For its eleventh edition, the YIA – Young International Art Fair is held from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd of October 2017 at the Carreau du Temple during the week of contemporary art in Paris, on the dates of the FIAC. http://yia-artfair.com

Workspace, St. Denis, Paris, France, 2017

WorkSpace, St. Denis, Paris France (Photo by Edouard Ducos)
WorkSpace, St. Denis, Paris France
WorkSpace, St. Denis, Paris France

Now THAT’s a studio!  If only it were mine to keep. And it came with complimentary French food.. Well OK, let’s not be greedy. Here till Wed, then to YIA for the exhibition.

Untitled (corner piece), 2017

Clothing Sculpture Schematic: Corner Piece Detail
Untitled (corner piece), 2017
Untitled (corner piece), 2017

This is a sketch for a piece comprised of 3175.15 kilograms of carefully folded second-hand clothing. It will be 2.1 meters tall and 1.8 meters wide. The overall shape is that of a thick, free-standing, corner partition. The color vertically transitions from dark to light and the back again. Inside the corner of the structure, shirt sleeves, pant legs, ties, etc.. emerge to form bridge-like appendages. These elements express the human need to make connections and the idea that we are all one people. It relates to an early work seen Here

Studio Time: New Commission with Diesel

Studio Time
Studio Time
Studio Time

Heads down people!  Hard at work this past weekend, preparing a new commission for Diesel. The work will be exhibited in Paris at the YIA art fair. It opens next week on Thursday the 19th and runs through the weekend, coinciding with FIAC. The fair is at the Carreau du Temple, a beautiful space in the Marais.

Keep an eye on this space for updates as things unfold.

Ceaselessly Broken and Reconstituted, 2017

Clothing Sculpture: Ceaselessly Broken and Reconstituted
Ceaselessly Broken and Reconstituted
Ceaselessly Broken and Reconstituted

A cube of carefully folded second-hand clothing. As one walks around the perimeter, the color values transition from dark to light and then back again, with the most intense colors gathered toward the vertical center.

The piece was commissioned by Diesel for the YIA art fair in Paris. It was designed and built in 1 week by a small army of assistants. Management, production and support was provided by the agency Anolis.

See the corresponding ad campaign

NOTE: The title is from the book The Phenomenology of Mind by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel from 1910.

Approximate Size:
7′ x 6′ x 6′ (H x W x D)

Weight:
1,860 lbs.

Materials:
Second-hand clothing & wooden armature

Ceaselessly Broken and Reconstituted (detail 1)
Ceaselessly Broken and Reconstituted (detail 2)

All the clothing came from in and around Paris. Frayed, stained, stretched out and torn, at once distinct and anonymous.

More about the Diesel Commission