Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Diptych: Part 1


I attended the opening of the Exquisite Corpse Festival earlier this month. The Exquisite Corpse is a concept where three artists work separately on three different sections of the same work of art, without being able to see the work of the other artists until all three sections are combined. The Exquisite Corpse Festival expands this idea to include the mediums of music, video, fashion, and of course art.

The Festival kicked off with an exhibition of the visual art at Space on White in the Tribeca neighborhood in New York City.


The opening was well attended and the concept behind the exhibition made for some fascinating artwork.

There were drawings and prints...



A few of the many fascinating pieces...



Even the refreshments got into the act...


There was fashion...


And there was one Angel...




I created the head...


Stephanie Rubiano created the torso...


John Borrero created the skirt and base...


Our Angel is for sale as part of an ongoing auction of all the pieces from the exhibition. If you are interested in bidding on this one of a kind sculpture, you can find more information and the current bid here or you can email Jason Tyne-Zimmerman, the director of the exhibition, at exquisitecorpsefestival@gmail.com

27 comments:

lynne h said...

i sure would've enjoyed the exhibition, seth...

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

That's some angel! Your use of paper with type makes me think she really has something to say. Congrats on being part of the exhibition, you are so good at the collaborative work. xox Corrime

Dyche Designs said...

It looks like an amazing exhibition, thanks for sharing bits of it with us. Your piece continues to amaze me, it came together perfectly.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I would love to see the exhibit up close...and I truly love that angel...mysterious and yet serene. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

paula said...

not trying to kiss ass here..but when i saw that head (before seeing who did it) i was EXCITED. very cool

rivergardenstudio said...

Oh, I am so happy to see more photos of this opening. The gallery is so elegant, and the pieces are fascinating. Yours is still my very favorite! roxanne

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

I like the idea of a head being a cage to hold all the fragments of words and information in and it's all a jumble and some of it is poking out here and there. THat's really wonderful Seth!

Marit said...

Thanks for sharing these photo's Seth... I was waiting for this 'peek' into the exhibition. 'Your' piece is wonderful! And ooh, the drawings on the wall looks soooo tempting... I wish I could be there and have a good look at them ALL. Thanks for highlighting at least a few so I could satisfy my curiousity!

Julie said...

It's not always that three artists can pull something together so well...your piece is really beautiful, Seth- congratulations!

notmassproduced said...

what fun - wrapping that wire must have been very satisfying :o)

Jo Murray said...

Some fab work here Seth. Thanks for sharing with those of us too far away to see it for real.

dryadart said...

what a great shot of the angel, looks like an interesting show.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am really enjoying those exquisite corpses. Of course, the angel is amazing, and the symbolism of the head goes beyond the words and cage/wire. I hope to see more of this wonderful exhibit, too.

Trudi Sissons said...

Fun to see this again in a gallery context. The first photo makes it look like it is life size juxtaposed to the woman's arm. Then I read further along to see it's 24 inches high. It would be awesome if it were life size! Next project ? :0)
Also love your new series, particularly the color choices!

Lynn said...

She's lovely beyond words! Nice that her bid is high and hopefully will go even higher...curious as to why I only see four pieces being bid on?
How does that work?

This might be a silly reaction, but I was surprised to see the NY folks there dressed just like the people where I live in smalltown, CA. :-)

Sharmon Davidson said...

This looks like so much fun- I wish I could see them all!

Laura said...

So wonderful

Canace said...

Thank you for sharing Seth.

The angel is amazing. It is so cohesive and beautiful.. hard to believe it was created by 3 separate artists.

It's great to tag along on your gallery visits!

Jill Zaheer said...

Congratulations again on being part of this unique exhibit and having such an amazing collaborative artwork in the show. It's true how large she looks until you see her in a comparison setting. Love the idea that she is going to be sold at auction! You always have such a head for these super projects! :)

Anonymous said...

Reminiscent of drawing classes from days gone by (a great exercise in a classroom environment), never thought about a sculptural interpretation--your angel works very well as the proportions are spot-on. The head gives the impression that this angel has a lot of her mind with many thoughts weaving in and out. Fun! Thanks for again giving your blog audience a taste of NYC and all the art opportunities & galleries it has to offer.

Bill said...

What an interesting way to create!

exquisitecorpsefestival said...

Thanks for the post and kind words, Seth. Now that I'm back in town I will update the Auction page for any of your fans that want to put a bid on the angel or the works on paper. ;)

Leslie said...

Great work, Seth! I'm beginning to think there is more than one of you. Congratulations!

Holly Dean said...

So many possibilities with the Exquisit Corpse. So many wonderful combinations. Love your angel :)

layers said...

As I have said before and probably sound like a broken record by now-- you are very lucky to live where you live- near so many different art-y shows and galleries and museums-- this one sounds so creative and unique.

Poetic Artist said...

What a great exhibit..If only I could see all the wonderful exhibits that you get to experience in your wonderful art filled city.
Katelen

Gillian McMurray said...

I love to see what's on the walls and on the floor in exhibitions. Looks like a great time was had by all.