A funny thing happened as I was planning the show. At a certain point i realized that nothing in the show looked like ART. So, I had this inclination to create a set of large minimalellsworth Kelly, john McCracken style sculptures. I have always wished i could do this sort of thing.
All the pieces were made by Caylon, a student at Bethel. We worked together over the phone and email. The goal was to make things that looked like ART. They also had to be just awkward enough that one person couldn’t carry them alone.
When I called and asked Michelle (michelle westmark – the olson gallery curator) about them, I asked “do they look like ART?” She laughed. YES!
So, yes.. they will be discarded appropriately. I originally thought about discarding everyday objects, such as chairs, toasters, a pillow – things like that. But it seemed more fun to discard ART. Plus, the actual spectacle of seeing somebody carry this thing down the street will become another Momentary Performance of sorts. I like when the art bleeds into real life just enough.