Thursday, March 09, 2006

Jennifer Dalton @ PULSE

Plus Ultra Gallery is very pleased to present a major new piece by gallery artist, Jennifer Dalton, as part of the IMPULSE program at the Pulse New York art fair. Known for her large scale installations in which she develops systems that facilitate instantaneous, concise conclusions from otherwise overwhelming amounts of data. Jen's work has been reveiwed in Artforum, Art on Paper, The New Yorker, and other publications, and she was recently featured in a group exhibition at the Kunsthalle in Vienna, Austria.

One of a new series of pieces targeting the five main groups in the commercial art world (artists, auctions, critics, art fairs, and collectors), ""The Collector-ibles" is a multi-media installation featuring 5 large glass-fronted modern black cabinets (total dims approx 6.5 feet high x 8 feet long x 10 inches deep). In the cases are 200 figurines representing the top 200 art collectors as catalogued in ArtNews mag's annual list from summer 2005. Each figure is a marvel or DC superhero gaming figurine spray-painted gold & mounted on a handmade base. Many of the bases have a male & female figure on them because the colletors are listed as a couple. The total dimensions of each figurine are approx 2 x 2.5 x 1 inch. The type of figurine & the teatment of the base denotes where the collector's money comes from. There are 8 categories of income source: 1. business; 2. finance; 3. the arts & media; 4. science & computers; 5. real estate; 6. law; 7. energy (oil or mining industries, etc); 8. inheritance. Interestingly, the only category in which single women collectors outnumber single men collectors is the inheritance category.

In addition, each figure is holding different colored miniature shopping bags, color coded and also labeled in tiny printing to represent the type of art the collector collects. There are 10 categories of art: old masters, 19th century/impressionism, 20th century/modernism, contemporary art, photogrpahy, asian art, latin american art, tribal art, antiquities, and non-art objects. "The Collector-ibles" also includes a pedestal in front of the cases with a mirrored riser top which will feature a single collector figure plucked out seemingly at random from the cases.

Please stop in and see the installation if you're heading over to Pulse!


Anonymous mike said...

Jennifer's work is really great! I also loved the smaller piece you at Aqua Miami!

But Ed.. I missed you today at Pulse! You had already left when I came by to say hi!

3/10/2006 04:29:00 PM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

sorry Mike

I came back later...had to run to the gallery...hope to catch up soon.


3/10/2006 09:56:00 PM  

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