The title, or lack thereof, for the show came from the idea that we didn’t want to send the exhibition into a particular direction through the use of our own subjective, even arbitrary, language. As the show developed, we did a lot of writing back and forth of our ideas of what we thought the show was “about,” (it must be about something, right?) and we noticed we were creating these sentences that were full fragments and thus there were a lot of commas. Commas connect, they provide pacing, they mean something, without saying anything specific.              

Sep 6, 2013

the sex of art is narrative
The Sex of Art Is Narrative (2013)
curated by David Petersen and John Marks
Super excited about two ROLU pieces in this exhibit.  The Sex of Art Is Narrative and Here There Then, Here There Now.
The Sex of Art Is Narrative is a video I made during my Rauschenberg Residency last Feb/Mar.  I’d come across two super cool but very odd lights in the basement of Rauschenberg’s studio.  They turned out to be heat lamps that Bob used to affect his work. I became obsessed with these lights and got the ok to move them back up into the studio and start using them.  I made several things that featured them prominently.  I liked the idea that these bulbs had affected a vast body of Rauschenberg’s work. I wanted them to affect me too. I was also thinking about his interest in the order outside of us and the decisions it makes… the rate at which the paints and dyes he used dried being decided by the light. I wanted to feel that and know it in a way that couldn’t be explained.
This video debuted in the exhibit LLIIGGHHTTSS in May in Brooklyn.
here there then here there now
Here There Then, Here There Now (2011)
Here There Then, Here There Now is a giant pile of fabric. It’s about one mile of the two mile long line we installed with WELCOMEPROJECTS at Andrea Zittel’s A-Z West in Joshua Tree for the 2011 High Desert Test Sites.  We saved the fabric and want to use it in as many different contexts as we can, each project adding new layers of both physical and conceptual residue.  Eventually, we will turn the fabric into two miles of canvases and present them as paintings.
Previously here and here and here.
If you’re in Minneapolis, stop by!
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Michael Dumontier is a founding member of the Royal Art Lodge and keeps the much loved blog Stopping Off Place. Michael’s minimal paintings and collages often depict common objects, delicately arranged and reflecting the artist’s sense of restraint, wit, and melancholy. He has had solo exhibitions in New York, Boston and Padova, Italy. Michael lives and works in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Click here to see Michael Dumontier’s edition and here to see his collaboration with Micah Lexier.              

Aug 27, 2013

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Candle by Michael Dumontier 

Powder-coated steel, with handpainted wick 8 x 12 inches, 8.5 inches tall

Edition of 12, 2 Artist Proofs, 1 Publishers Proof Numbered and signed by the artist

New edition from the awesome Paul + Wendy Projects.

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There Will Never Be Silence: Scoring John Cage’s 4’33″ October 12, 2013–June22, 2014              

Aug 19, 2013

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There Will Never Be Silence: Scoring John Cage’s 4’33″
October 12, 2013–June 22, 2014
Posted on August 12, 2013

Features prints, drawings, photographs, paintings, sculptures, and films by such artists as Marcel Duchamp, Kurt Schwitters, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Morris, Lawrence Weiner, Yoko Ono, Andy Warhol, and other artists associated with Fluxus, Minimalism, and Conceptual art who pushed preconceived boundaries of space, time, and physicality to new ends.

Coming soon. Psyched.

via Artists’ Books and Multiples

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Aug 12, 2013

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Great story about the past being good in the present.

I’m more excited about the past AS the present in these photos.

And maybe the past IS the present?

Via South Willard

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“Becoming is certainly not imitating, or identifying with something; neither is it regressing-progressing; neither is it corresponding, establishing corresponding relations; neither is it producing, producing a filiation or producing through filiation. Becoming is a verb with a consistency all its own; it does not reduce to, or lead back to, appearing.”              

Aug 5, 2013


Super psyched to announce Clothing For Books (after Sculpture) ROLU 4 TOC

Opening Celebration at Table of Contents

Thursday, August 8, 6-9pm 33 NW 4th Avenue, Portland, Oregon

Really wish I could attend.

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Often driven by the vision (and obsessions) of a strong personality, each of these magazines is visually engaging, presents distinctive viewpoints, and innovatively rethinks the potential of the magazine as a medium in the new media landscape.              

Jul 12, 2013


Paper Weight – Genre Defining Magazines 2000 to Now curated by Felix Burrichter and designed by Andreas Angelidakis at Haus der Kunst.

My favorites!

Including  032cApartamentoBidoun,BUTTCandyEncensEY! MagateenFantastic ManThe GentlewomanGirls Like Us,TOILETPAPERSang BleuWhite ZinfandelPicnic… and PIN–UP!

So many favorites.


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“The oblique volumes interpenetrate each other, creating a formal composition unique in its class. The auditorium rising up diagonally, is the key module on which, with certain variations, the rest of the buildings are based. Together, the exterior and interior spaces create an indivisible architectural whole. The area intended for large gatherings is preceded by a vestibule and other halls which can be used for a variety of purposes. Interior and exterior surfaces alike are of concrete. The slightly curving forms of the openings, the projecting ventilation shafts and guttering all serve to strengthen the play of volumetrics and the geometric character of the complex.” —Udo Kultermann              

Jul 10, 2013

Cultural Center, Nichinan, Japan, 1963

 Cultural Center, Nichinan, Japan, 1963

“Architecture always should be a reflection or expression of social structure…This structure should not be considered static, but dynamic—always advancing forward from the past to the future…This advancing social structure has some kind of energy inside, otherwise it cannot move itself. I think this energy is hidden or sleeping in the peoples’ bodies and minds but they do not recognize this energy in themselves. So we have to give the image to the peoples’ desires. In order to find new solutions to satisfy the peoples’ desires or energy, I myself, and other younger generations in our country are striving to overcome our traditional weakness and so-called modernism, by trying to create new spaces and forms more suitable to their energy. This energy, it may be called vitality.” —Kenzo Tange

Via a new site I’m obsessed with… Fuck Yeah Brutalism.

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Our friends Lullatone have a new Summer Songs ep that is making us super happy. What is the ep for? For: • anything by a pool • ice cold drinks (with foam things around them to keep them extra cool) • just cruising on a skateboard (without too many technical tricks) • making sun tea • bonus juice at the bottom of your shaved ice • itching after sitting in a patch of really really green grass • making a funny sound while walking around in flip flops • sweating • eating dinner outside • hammock naps • spraying a friend with a garden hose • wishing you were wearing more clothes in the freezer section of the supermarket • pretty much anything involving a backyard – and – eating way too much watermelon              

Jul 9, 2013

please enjoy the good vibes and…

please enjoy the time and space.