This and That: Jim Love and Letitia Huckaby

by Caleb Bell May 16, 2022

“This and That” is an occasional series of paired observations. See past “This and That” posts here. – Ed.

Today: Extension cords

A cast metal, hyper-realistic extension cord.

Jim Love (1927-2005), “Extension Cord,” 1971, steel and cast iron, 3 ¼ x 11 ½ x 6 inches

A print of an extension cord on a piece of fabric.

Letitia Huckaby (b. 1972), “(re)source #3,” 2014, pigment print on fabric, 32 x 18 ½ inches


No matter how original, innovative or crazy your idea, someone else is also working on that idea. Furthermore, they are using notation very similar to yours. – Bruce J. MacLennan

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Letitia Huckaby’s piece was created for the group exhibition “Summer School”, which addressed American education in current times. The show was held in 2014 and curated by Liliana Bloch at Liliana Bloch Gallery in Dallas, TX. Participant artists: Leigh Merrill, Kathy Lovas, Sally Warren, Mi-Hee Nahm, Sarah Ryan Murphy, Vince Jones, Ryan Goolsby, Du Chau, Jamie Acker, Myra Barraza, and Laray Polk.


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