Pamela Valfer

lalouver:

Ed and Nancy Kienholz, White Easel with Face, 1978

"The wax face came from Dennis Hopper. Dennis had found, and subsequently sold to Ed, a whole prop trunk (approximately 40 x 36 x 18 inches large) full of World World II wax faces and torsos. These were used to teach soldiers the effects of syphilis, and to illustrate its horrible symptoms. One of these heads was also used inside the resin head of the black man in Five Car Stud.” — Nancy Reddin Kienholz

See White Easel with Face in our current exhibition Kienholz: Berlin/Hope, on view through April 26. And to learn more about The White Easel series, check out the e-catalogue produced for the exhibition, which includes commentary on this series by Nancy Reddin Kienholz and former Kienholz studio assistant, Rich Post.

slowartday:

Roger Hiorns, Seizure, 2008

Rather than present a sculpture inside an architectural space, he’s turned every surface of the architectural space into sculpture. Mixing installation art and chemistry, he’s taken an entire abandoned apartment near London’s Elephant & Castle and transformed it into a gemstone. Covering the inside with blue copper sulphate crystals, he’s created an other-worldly, mineralized, glinting mirror of an everyday apartment. Jewels literally glowing from the ceiling and lining the floors… (via)

Doubling
graphite on venetian plaster, mirror

image from exhibition “that which does not exist, still insists”
Kiehle Gallery, St Cloud University
Pamela Valfer
2014

opening and artist talk
Tuesday, March 18th 4pm

Doubling
graphite on venetian plaster, mirror

image from exhibition “that which does not exist, still insists”
Kiehle Gallery, St Cloud University
Pamela Valfer
2014

opening and artist talk
Tuesday, March 18th 4pm

Points of Consideration
1. images confuse reality
2. the image is semiotic in nature
3. the image is political in nature
4. images confuse truth
5. an image is a signification system
6. a sign can be seen as creating meaning
7. through drawing the copy becomes the original
8. the copy is the original