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Authored by John O'Brien

Some of the artists in "Accretion" used elements or layers that were made up of neutral material sub-sets. These easily and autonomously built themselves up into sculptural forms. Other artists used found or scavenged objects, with a specific historical delineation. These were yoked together and made more autonomous through camouflage or by fusion in order to move away from their previous function and become sculptural forms. Either way, the results, in my view, have a kind of fascination to them that the poet Paul Valéry described as being of "privileged objects." They "present us with a strange union of ideas: order and fantasy, invention and necessity, law and exception." With this in mind, a viewer will hopefully oscillate between understanding and appreciating these works as finished objects and as part of an ongoing activity, momentarily coming to a halt.

Publication Date:
1438227817 / 9781438227818
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Full Color with Bleed
Related Categories:
Art / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / General

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