Friday, October 29, 2010

Cecil Beaton and Gary Cooper

“Q03, 2010, is cast from a nineteenth-century side table in sterling silver and is carved with abstract depictions recalling beard hair (a reference to the subculture of hirsute gay men known as bears), which morph into decorative foliage and filigree. In the process, the fetishistic sexual charge associated with the curl of hair becomes simultaneously lost and found—in the same way the value of the antiques the artist reworks in precious metals (from aluminum to bronze to sterling silver) vacillates.”

ABB source: Alpesh Kantilal Patel reviewing Brice Brown and “Sèvres and Savage” @ Schroeder Romero & Shredder, artforum.com

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