Monthly Archives: October 2010

TBA:10 ON SIGHT CATALOGUE

Each year, PICA produces a companion program to our Time-Based Art ON SIGHT Visual Arts exhibitions. Over the past few days, we’ve posted some of the artist interviews from TBA:10 to the blog, but there is a lot more packed … Continue reading

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Storm Tharp

High House at TBA:10. Photo: Dan Kvitka. Storm Tharp has been looking in the same mirror for more than a decade. It has moved with him from studio to studio, accumulating paint marks, bits of tape, and various scuffs. The … Continue reading

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Dan Gilsdorf

Diabolus in Musica at TBA:10. Photo: Wayne Bund. Diabolus in Musica is a single uninterrupted chord, a sound banned by the Catholic Church in the eighteenth century. On two Sundays—one at the beginning and one at the closing of TBA:10—Gilsdorf … Continue reading

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Yemenwed

Bedroom w TV and Woman Lays w Aide. Courtesy of Yemenwed. The video piece Episode 3 presents a surreal sci-fi journey that melds animation, live action, painting, and sculpture. Taking queues from performance, ritual, dance, and cinema, Episode 3 is … Continue reading

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Anissa Mack

Photo: Patrick Leonard. Courtesy of the artist, the lumber room, and Laurel Gitlen. Although frequently referred to as “disposable” in our society, objects often predate and outlast us, continually cycling through owners and contexts over time. Museums, junk shops, curio … Continue reading

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Ruby Sky Stiler

Photo: Talia Chetrit. Courtesy of the artist and Nicelle Beauchene Gallery. Stiler’s sculptural forms reference and reconstruct classical iconography from artist-constructed “rubble.” The ancient-seeming silhouettes are, at first glance, authoritative in their connection to this canon of history. However, closer … Continue reading

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Christopher MIner

The Safest Place, photo courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York. Miner’s video charts a lone man rotating endlessly, floating in an undefined space ship-like interior. As he spins, the figure clasps his knees in perpetual fetal-positioned … Continue reading

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Dutes Miller & Stan Shellabarger

Untitled (Graves), photo courtesy of the artists and Western Exhibitions, Chicago. Husband and husband artist team Dutes Miller & Stan Shellabarger’s art documents the bittersweet rhythms of human relationships. Their work shifts between moments of togetherness and moments of separation, … Continue reading

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Jessica Jackson Hutchins

Piano Print, 2010. Photo courtesy of the artist and Laurel Gitlen, New York. In Hutchins’ home, the family piano provides both a literal and figurative rhythm to daily life. Transformed from a worn instrument into a body of artwork, the … Continue reading

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