Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tom and James do some hard work!
Tom Sachs new paintings and sculptures at Sperone Westwater remind us of the creativity of artists and the laborious work that goes into the creation of an art object. It also showcases the totally groovy way artists use materials and techniques like resin or pyrography, where "paint strokes" are burned and etched into wood.
His cultural iconography from McDonalds to James Brown addresses the conception, production, consumption and circulation of modern-day stuff.
My favorite seen here is "James Brown’s Hair Products" (2009) and relates to color studies by artists such as Albers and Richter.
There's also a nice interview in "Huffpo" with lots if pix. See Keeping Time With Tom Sachs: An Interview With the Artist .