Sunday, February 28, 2010

some things made...









i tend not to like to self promote on the blog (even though the last post was announcing upcomings...), but since i don't have my "library" with me, and my time here in texas is pretty much at its end, i figured i would post some of the works from the residency in chinati. all of the work was made in conversation with the studio space (an old meat smoking and storing facility), and its history - specifically some of the buildings architecture, the vowel structure of a judd text, some sticks found on site, rubbings of an old judd bench in the space, etc. most of this came from a long text related to judd and irwin and their ideas of site specificity, which i became interested in relation to making, rather than placement. these works do not need to be seen within the sit they were created, but they could never have been created in a different site...i'll post a long text on my website in the near, as well as images of all of the work. next week i should get back to the usual old stuff: quotes, images, sounds, etc.

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Blogger Unknown said...

they look gorgeous - and also look like a progression in terms of structure. 3&4 look like tapestries, 6 is unlike anything else of your's that iv'e seen (admittedly not seen enough) and 7&8 are very intriguing.
seems time well spent

11:33 PM  
Blogger ArtSparker said...

You must be feeling replete.

8:07 AM  
Blogger Justin said...

wow! looks like it's been great there. would love to hear more about the judd/irwin dialogue.

11:31 AM  
Blogger Joey said...

These all look fantastic Steve!

1:46 PM  
Blogger Moon River said...

great works

2:17 PM  
Blogger sroden said...

thanks much to you all for such kind words!

i will post the complete body of things once i get settled, probably on my regular website, but will put a notice here when i do...

8:07 AM  
Blogger Christine White said...

these are so wonderful - your work always lights me up! thanks for sharing it - a great lift to my day as i go on my way to teach guitar...may just do a drawing of my own later :)

4:59 PM  
Blogger Indiana said...

oh oh oh.
this is amazing. seriously gratifying colors, vowels, towels, blocks, flocks.
i love the work- and i love the blog too.
kind regards,

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Paul Yates said...

Not sure if it was intended, but the shadows cast in the first picture look like text (athough with a big marker) The left hand says to me "Rauler"

2:41 AM  
Blogger amy said...

Absolutely incredible! We're hoping to get out to Marfa again this summer-- how long will your work be on display?

7:37 PM  
Blogger sroden said...

hi amy,
the works were just up for a few days. usually the residency includes a short 3 or 4 day exhibition at the end, and is in the same space as the studio. if you are lucky, you will be there at the end of the artist in residence's time there, and will catch their show. i will most likely be showing these works in LA in the fall. thanks for looking!

7:59 AM  

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