Thursday, December 15, 2005

John Hooer at Motor City

One thing that I have learned about resin coated art is that people lick it up just like candy! OK...an over statement but there is something about "shiny" finished objects that people are attracted to. The only thing to beware of: flaws hide there too. Flaws, although not always blatant can even be as simple as a boring idea or form that looks more appealing "dripping wet".

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John Hooer's works were very calculated and I found the process up close to be more interesting than at first glance. Hooer uses layers of paint, resin and then some sort of painted tape to create his hybrid, decorative forms.
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Next Wednesday is Matt Blake...someone you definitely don't want to miss!! Trust me!

4 Comments:

Blogger Sowff said...

Dear Ann,

Not bad stuff. I am a bit tired of "design" art posing as cutting edge art, but for what it is, it is not bad.

As Snoop would say, "It is what it is."

Take care,

Mike.

http://ultra-renaissance.com

10:32 AM  
Anonymous kbabl said...

Hi Ann,
It isn't the best time to be driving
to Ann Arbor but if you can make it
out to the Gallery Project we'd be
stoked. We have an installation in
the basement until 31 Dec. Thank
you!!

Kendall Babl and Beili Liu
kbabl.com
beililiu.com

11:41 AM  
Blogger wanwan said...

around the corner at the cass, three the hard way, that john cats stuff really i like.... line work. all brushy

7:43 PM  
Anonymous c said...

Ann, or anyone else-
What was the price range for some of these pieces?

Also, Congrats on the MT article. Why wasn't it in Real Detroit?
Isn't that a conflict of interest? haha

1:07 PM  

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