Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Kim Rugg: I like it!

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artnet: " a group show at Mark Moore Gallery titled "Ultrasonic International," July 8-Aug. 19, 2006 the London-based artist Kim Rugg showed work that also hits that obsessive-compulsive note. A Royal College of Art grad, Rugg takes the front pages of top newspapers on especially historical days and cuts out every single letter and then re-arranges them alphabetically -- turning important news into curiously well-ordered gobbledygook. The New York Times, for example, becomes eeehikmNorsTTwY. Rugg�s front pages include the Financial Times from Sept. 12, 2001, whose headline originally declared "Attack on America," and the issue of the New York Times that reported on "The Coronation of George W. Bush."

As for the pictures, Rugg cuts photographic images into tiny pixels and rearranges them by color, resulting in a fuzzy image that could be static or a strange digital landscape. I like to think that Rugg is changing the world, if only in her imagination, alchemically blasting the news out of existence by snipping it up into a million little pieces. The works were priced at $1,800, framed."

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you do it, Ann? Keep up with so much that is going on in the arts?
If you are not careful, you will be known as the Samuel Pepys of the cultural community!

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