Scale Models Representing My
Imaginary One Man Shows
|Art ideas, crafter toward
proportionately accurate miniaturized
pieces, fashioned for specific galleries
of a given layout to serve as background
which intensifies belonging. These scale
model exhibitions truly project cohesive
sense to each of these imaginary one man
|Toward 1968, being most creatively energized,
primarily by large scale sculpture ideas of
expressive physicality, inherently affected by
immediate surroundings, I began to create a series
of art show models.
Obviously having by then no chance at multi one man
shows within galleries who's interiors would
synergistically empower those art ideas, that
predicament inspired that art show models.
As ideas were forming I kept scouting the galleries
selecting my choices to be matched, lining up
spaces, measurements and specifics with the best
suited art ideas. Thus forming the model show based
on ideal circumstance, as though being commissioned
art to a given location.
At times these pieces, while miniaturized, were of
finite intended material, texture and color
appearance, while mostly they were done within
reserved modesty in papers, threads, fabrics, etc.
materials which stood for far different intended
Essentially done for myself, and having never been
seen before, these models served me then as a silent
"up yours" to the art world, being ignored as I was.
They were my positive channeling of frustrated
creative energy burst in the face of a negative
grand slam, a non recognition of me converted toward
IN the hindsight perspective of decades, these
models stand for me by their pieces of innovative
stand in regard to time. I was - they were...pieces
of foot-prints at the forefront of New York's
contemporary art of their time.