Thursday, December 21, 2006

Ann "Stewart's" holiday tips...

#195, plastic pond, 2 x 4's, dresses, Christmas tree, string, ribbon, cable, concrete block, acrylic yarn, acrylic and oil paint, plaster, hardware.
So what do you do with all that decoration after the holidays? Why not make a found object sculpture! Yale graduate Jessica Stockholder did something like that. It is funny, before I even looked up where she went to school, I thought to myself, "this has to be yale material - very mike smith-like!"

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck mike smith. not everyone who goes to yale makes it. why are we so quick to give him so much credit. he is not the only detroit artist to go to yale. its like he sells his work so well even if we do not understand it we go along with it and we do not question the works merit becouse we do not want to feel stupid. once again. fuck mike smith.

1:01 PM  
Anonymous bc said...

Ah, more bitter resentment and misdirected anger from another anon numbskull. Hey, it's art, just accept it.

bc

7:18 PM  
Anonymous m. said...

another Mike Smith flame war? goodie!

I read Ann's post yesterday and was counting in my head how long it was going to take for an anon to start ranting... 1276 minutes...

12:32 PM  
Anonymous nolan simon said...

Ann,
Jessica Stockholder is, in fact, the head of the sculpture department at Yale. So, far from being "Mike Smith like"...Mike's been aware of Jessica Stockholder's work long before Yale.

Sweet piece, by the way.

1:45 PM  
Anonymous stevebrown said...

Stockholder's work is pretty, but after reading many interviews and more than a couple monographs I am quite convinced that she is incapable of forming a cogent, germane, or direct statement about her work.When in doubt let your handlers do the talking....
I may be wrong but it seemed always that random, superficial trendy rhetoric was appropriated, placed a in a blender, and then set-a-whirring. In the end I was left holding a very, very low opinion of her work. But it's just my opinion.

Yes, it is a saccharin piece.

Happy New Year xoxo

6:34 AM  
Anonymous jessica stoller said...

dear anonymous,
usually strong valid opinions are backed with names. perhaps u should try this..

12:34 PM  

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