Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Reverse of the Reverse:

165 (wky), detail, 2009

The Reverse Side Also Has a Reverse Side
Ken Weathersby - Exhibition / Installation

September 10 - October 10, 2009
Kent Place Gallery, 42 Norwood Avenue, Summit, NJ 07902
Opening Reception, Thursday, September 10, 6-8pm

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Star:

star, acrylic, ink, gesso on shaped paper with cut out areas, 2009
John O'Connor
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star on our wall
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"Board shaped according to most recent Dow numbers, plotted via my own invented system as lines emanating from the center." --John O'Connor

John's piece seems both plausibly neutral-- it's generated from some kind of systemic use of data, after all-- and at the same time suggests an out-picturing of a psychological state related to the recent / current financial panic. Assembling the cut-out letters that punctuate the tips of each point of star, the text spells "man made monster".

We love it.

See more of John's work here.