Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Ken Price

Right after visiting the "Color Chart" show at the MoMA, which failed to thrill me, I happened upon this wonderful ceramic cup by Ken Price, whom I have been meaning to learn more about for some time. It was part of a fantastic show in the department of drawings called "Glossolalia"( which is the technical term for "speaking in tongues"). One of the things I like about this show is that it breaks out of the mold defining what is "drawing" by including a very diverse group of artists working in lots of different media. This turtle-cup is imprisoned in its very own sandbox, which sits within a teakwood frame. Somehow, this silent object speaks very loudly. Alongside is a painted sketch of his for another cup idea based on a hermit crab.

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