While researching for work I’m currently making in the studio I’ve become obsessed with white and its false reputation of purity. Here are just a few token examples of white lifting it’s dust ruffle to show us a little dirt. (And Yes, I’ve intentionally left Ryman out…)
Gedi Sibony’s TBC, 2010. Wood, paint.
Terence Koh next to a 45-ton mound of rock salt during his performance/installation nothingtoodooterencekoh.
I was on a selection committee for a residency program when I first saw this work. So weird and wonderful I’m excited to see what comes next. Above is Tarrah Krajnak’s They don’t love you like I love you. (Heart Abortion). 2010.
The ice palace in Dr Zhivago, filmed in Spain the snow was made of white marble dust.
Kayde Anobile‘s Portrait of a Creature.
Cy Twombly’s Untitled sculpture from 1959.
Katrina Moorhead’s An Island as It Might Be. 2005 at Artpace.
also by Margaret Meehan
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- Similar But Different #30: Art As Digestion - March 14th, 2013
- Yayoi Kusama: Princess of the Polka Dots - July 19th, 2012
- Seventeen Hundred Seeds: Cultivating Community As Art - June 2nd, 2012
- Similar but Different #29: The Rainbow Connection - May 23rd, 2012