This month the Barrick’s Visitor Made activity was inspired by David Gilbert. Gilbert, for those of you who haven’t seen our current show yet, creates temporary installations and then photographs them. “In their interplay of decor and deconstruction, the pictures echo staged photographs by predecessors from John Divola to Saul Fletcher, but Gilbert’s tattered theatrics have an irresistible nuttiness that is theirs alone,” wrote Vince Aletti in the New Yorker last year while Gilbert’s one-man Secret Garden was on display at Klaus von Nichtssagend.
Make installations, we told our visitors. Then take photographs.
We were delighted to meet two postgrad students who had seen the event mentioned in the UNLV calendar. They worked together, sorting through the Art Bar for the right objects and changing their work as they went.
It was interesting, said one of us afterwards, to see how different people made such disparate things out of a single pile of materials.
“I tend to do two kinds of work – somewhat crazy, content-filled allegorical screeds with so many references you get tired of keeping track, and colorful, playful works. The two come together with my narrative animations, but with both allegory and satire are present.” – Erin Cosgrove
For the third installment of our continuing artist interviews with the artists of FIVE, the Marjorie Barrick Museum and Wendy Kveck from Settlers + Nomads teamed up to ask Erin Cosgrove about her pieces in the show and shed light on the more controversial elements they embody.
Check out this interview, currently available on the Settlers + Nomads website.
Still from Breakfast in America by Ash Ferlito and Matt Taber. Video, 2012
“While in basis the object may allude to a larger message of dystopian psychologies and contemporary societal sickness I like to disarm with humor and color, opening up an opportunity to rethink known qualities and access new truths.” – Ash Ferlito
Continuing to help our visitors gain more insight into the artwork they see in the gallery, the Marjorie Barrick Museum teamed up with Wendy Kveck from Settlers + Nomads to ask the artists of our current show some questions about the pieces on display.
Check out the second interview, featuring Ash Ferlito, currently available on the Settlers + Nomads website.
“I know when people see images of my work they assume it’s laser cut or CNC routed or something automated because that’s normal right now, to use machines to do things faster and more precisely. But when you see the work in person, I hope you notice not just the pencil lines but also the fact that no two windows are the same, nothing repeats.” – Deborah Aschheim
Over the summer, the Marjorie Barrick Museum teamed up with Wendy Kveck from Settlers + Nomads to ask the artists of our current show some questions which might help you understand the pieces on display.
Check out the interview with the first of the five artists, Deborah Aschheim, currently available on the Settlers + Nomads website.