Monthly Archives: September 2011

Carving the Age of Mechanical Reproduction :Elogon…

Smithson in remarking that abstract ideas of edges were a recast of the Mannerist frame brings to mind the odd obsolescenc of Cezanne to contemporary encounter because of his own absolute enraptured involvement with morphic form related to Bernini- for example it is extremely charming to encounter the Louis Bourgoise marbles that are in Bernini [...]

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No non – Deleuzians: Bal/Smithson/Winters/DK/Franz

The artist/critic Mieka Bal sets the stage for inquiring into an abstract narrative as her own specialty of narrative levels philosophic to aesthetic surfaced in her book A Preposterous History in which she set forth the proposition that “Quoting Carravaggio ” for example makes sense of the fact that a critics borrowing through quote or [...]

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Raising Dante’s Antechamber

The effect of Dante on his contemporaries and beyond( I once knew a member of the Petrarch family- had never read Petrarch but was a member of the Dante Society and could recite pages from memory at an advanced age…) seems to be the establishing a presence based on absence- even Matisse’s emphasis on negative [...]

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Stations Across

Interested as I am in the short tradition of sculptors lists of structural joints as a modus operendi I include Mattises’s  Stations of the Cross with some interest because in the course of abstracting the figure to a vocabulary of letter like structural formations the metaphor of the cross goes beyond the image of a [...]

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Caryatid Globe of Threads and Sky Dovetail Z JPg

blog movie 2blog movie 2Abstract and non-abatract mutually nonabject to their better third… (stractab named desire?)….physiological cue: never strait cathy a street cat but bubbling over aside here’s the deal… these forms I create of Asian carpentry forms that I encountered both as a child in Hawaii as puzzle ball forms and later in a [...]

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