Monday, March 2, 2009

images from my solo show: "10 year evolution"

I'm pleased to present images from the Solo Show I currently have on display at the Greenpoint Gallery in Brooklyn.
The opening was fun and featured original music by gallery director, Shawn James.The idea when setting up the exhibition was to trace the growth of reoccurring themes and media in the last decade of my artmaking.
The obvious shift in eras is punctuated by portraits of the former and current presidents, treated with vastly different intent, and made from drastically different materials.
The oldest artwork in the show is from 10 years ago, a spider made from dollparts, and begins the progression of explorations that I've come to pursue.
More sculptures from doll-parts ensue, the second installment being a human being made in 2001.
After making this literal self-portrait, I put aside doll-art until 2005, when I began work on a giant credit card made from arms and legs.
The piece took nearly 2 years, and was followed by a giant brain, the culmination of my dollpart usage.
The second vein traced is that of land.
New York State comes from my MFA thesis project of 2003-04
Mississippi and Alabama nestle snuggly together
ditto for Georgia and South Carolina
Kansas, Flat and rectangular
Arkansas, irregular and hilly
In 2007 I made another portrait of America, condensed and political
Expanding, it is the entire world, created in 2008 from money
Chopped coins also create a descriptive analogy for the Stock Market Crash
Coins have always been a part of my work, going back to the giant ones I made in 2002
The final, and most recent work, comes full circle, making self-portraiture that encompasses us all from the money that drives our actions and thoughts...

3 comments:

C. L. DeMedeiros said...
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C. L. DeMedeiros said...

Ted,
Congratulations
for your solo show

I'm looking forward to see it
in person.

Awesome stuff,

Carlos

Dan said...

Ted,

Thanks for posting these pics, wish I could have seen the work and experienced the progression first hand.