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periodically I get the itch to print out my "net art"
ink jet prints, photocopies, linen tape
13 x 13 inches
Surge Molecule 3, 2014, photocopies, linen tape
13 X 12 inches
My studio "long wall" is occupied so I broke these internet-originating drawings into two groups.
There is a lot of talk about making screen based art "gallery friendly."
The best reason to print them out is not to "create scarcity" (the fave bugaboo reason of the "art and technology" websites) but to actually facilitate viewing them all in one place at a certain scale, which your phone or desktop is not going to allow you to do. These are done on nice paper so they "pop" if you are going to the trouble to print them. But if you believe it's for conspiratorial reasons adduced by university Marxists go ahead. Part of making them sellable is not being too goofy and making collectors nervous and I can't claim to have any wisdom on that score.
Many thanks to Computers Club Drawing Society for making this work possible.
Surge Molecule 2, 2013, photocopies, linen tape
13 1/8 X 10 1/2 inches
Installation view with Surge Molecule, 2012
At the rate I'm making these I'll be ready for a show of them in 10 years. But seriously, these are probably better for being a "back burner" project while I work on other things. I made #2 without having looked at #1 for several months and was surprised by the different set of rules I made for myself the second time (and also that it was more elaborate).
acrylic paint on product box, 2012
dimensions: 11 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 3 inches
Granola Box, 2002-2012
Collage on product box, Plexiglas box, overall dimensions 12 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 3 3/8 inches
credit again to yaherd for squirmy part of lower-left image
This bird image has some internet juice, mostly as an avatar. Dump.fm and Moot's former site have helped.
The bird is a Common Grackle; related to the Great-Tailed Grackle, which has a hideous call [YouTube] that sounds like the word "grackle" but with extra consonants, whistles, and sounds beyond the range of human hearing.
Hat tips GucciSoFlosy, carjackcker, frederick, melipone, maryrachel, maxlabor, arjununcle and others.
Was preparing to wrap these up and park them somewhere and it occurred to me I'd never photographed them together.
The spheroids are painted directly on the boxes in acrylic - in the case of a couple of boxes the pattern is made on a computer, printed, and glued on the box.
In the '90s these were criticized as a "step back from the Brillo box" in that the packages are altered/adorned rather than just presenting the design as a found object. Since their roots are equally in folk art it seemed limiting to peg their success/failure purely in Discourse terms, but I can't control the spin.
One thing that interests me about them now is the "default" nature of the materials. The paint is premixed, straight-from-the-jar color and the boxes are about as ordinary as it gets. They hang on the wall with pins inside the box.
This work was never shown together (until now) but individual boxes made the group show/art fair rounds. One was reproduced in Art in America; another was my first pic on the Internet--a photo someone took accompanying a review on a long-disappeared '90s website. I sold one and traded another with an artist I admire.
I still believe in this work. As Socrates said, "the unexamined garbage is not worth tossing."
Update: After posting this several of these sold. Many thanks.
These are now indicated "private collection": top row (2,3,4); second row (1); bottom row (4)