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December 28, 2008

introductions










Areca Treon










Warsam Osman, Chad Rutter, Ross Yates, Broc Blegen, Lauren Herzak-Bauman, Rhett Roberts, Jessica Teckemeyer

December 27, 2008

Introduction to Cao










December 17, 2008

Cao Artwork

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Artwork

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Vitamins

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Outside Vermillion, South Dakota

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In the Kitchen

December 16, 2008

Totally Sweet Boyfriend Yearbooook Survey.

This is a project that I am working on with a group of friends. The group is called Boyfriend and is loose collective of around 15 guys and one girl. To call Boyfriend a collective would even be pushing it. We are all friends and hang out and make music and draw stupid pictures and drink beer together. Everyone makes some form of artish product, be it music, photography, print media, dance, skateboards, etc. I have been documenting the activities of Boyfriend and recently started taking school-photograph style headshots of all the participants with the intent of assembling a 2008/09 Boyfriend Yearbook.
This project is and act of total frivolity and is motivated only by having a good time and goofing off with my friends. The idea for the finished product is a roughly 5''X7'' yearbook of around twenty pages. The yearbook will come in a ziplock bag and will also include a mixtape of the different musical projects of the musicians in Boyfriend as well as some zany interviews and audio excerpts of us hangin' out. People will be divided into "classes" based on the projects they are affiliated with. There will be individual headshots as well as more candid photographs and montages of different performances and events that members of Boyfriend have participated in. These events will be humorously mislabeled with different school activity names, ie: Girls Jr. Varsity Track Meet, Homecoming Dance 2008, Science Fair Winners!, ect.
Here are a few of the headshot dailies:
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Parker Sprout.
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Mickey Alfano
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Aaron Baum
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Andy Fritz
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Paul Kritspopovitch
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Sam Emmerson-Kramer
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Tim Hudson
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Seth Rosetter
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Adam Weveren
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John Coe.

The idea of making "art" based on what you think will make your friends laugh until they wet themselves is interesting to me. I believe that humor, like music has the potential to bring people from different backgrounds together. It would be of interest to me to see a yearbook made by one of our friends in China that showcases the talents of their friends and the activities that they engage in together socially.

Artist statement

My pictures’ contents are about my hometown: Datong City in Shang Xi province, China. This land has thousands of years of history. The culture and human nature of the people that have inhabited this land historically, including my own, have touched and sometimes shocked me. My photography was influenced by my father, particularly the scenes depicting cultural relics in my hometown. I hope that viewers can understand these pictures and appreciate their rich history.

December 10, 2008

Artwork

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Mute, Installation view from Tres en Dodeca exhibition (Montevideo, Uruguay), Materials: metalized nylon, air, & digital photograph vinyl print, 2008.

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Mute, Installation view from Tres en Dodeca exhibition (Montevideo, Uruguay), Materials: metalized nylon, air, & digital photograph vinyl print, 2008.

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Social Fabric, Installation view from Fresh Works exhibition (Minneapolis, MN), Material: cast densite, 2008.

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Social Fabric (detail), Installation view from Fresh Works exhibition (Minneapolis, MN), Material: cast densite, 2008.

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Vanity Fair, Installation view from 13 x 24 x 18 exhibition (Minneapolis, MN), Materials: cast densite, purse remnants, purse specifications, & black velvet pedestals, 2007-2008.

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Vanity Fair (detail), Installation view from 13 x 24 x 18 exhibition (Minneapolis, MN), Materials: cast densite, purse remnants, purse specifications, & black velvet pedestals, 2007-2008.

December 8, 2008

Wang Yanshu

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December 3, 2008

Photographs?

Here are some Photographs I made.
Bob Yates.
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Jack & Sally.
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Liam.
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Bob Yates 2.
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Jack & Sally 2.
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Jenna Beilgard.
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This is a style that I have been building for the past year or so. I'm looking for some direction to apply to this technique so if anyone has any suggestions, let's do this.

Zhang JiaQing Favorite Photos




















December 1, 2008

ARTIST STATEMENT

My current body of work is influenced by material culture and the natural world. I’m interested in the seduction of these contrasting environments. Through creating installations using natural and artificial objects, the work questions our imprint on landscape. Within an interactive atmosphere, the participant is confronted with a juxtaposition of materials, which are aimed at confusing our complex perceptions of our surroundings.