Nov 18, 2013
This week: The Amanda Browder show rolls in to town! Amanda talks to Michael Velliquette and Oliver Warden
Michael Velliquette has a show up at DCKT Contemporary!
MICHAEL VELLIQUETTE (b. 1971) is a mixed media
artist known for his densely detailed and dimensionally complex
paper sculptures, installations, and drawings.He has recently had
solo shows at DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY; Disjecta, Portland,
OR; Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY; and Rhodes College,
Memphis, TN. His museum exhibitions include Slash: Paper Under the
Knife at the Museum of Art and Design, New York; Art on Paper
at the Weatherspoon Art Museum; and Psychedelic at the San Antonio
Museum of Art.His work is in the collections of the Museum of
Wisconsin Art; the Racine Art Museum; the Progressive Corporation;
Western Bridge, Seattle; The John Michael Kohler Art Center; The
Linda Pace Foundation; The State of Wisconsin; Boston Children’s
Hospital and the San Antonio Museum of Art. A catalog
chronicling his work from the past 10 years titled "Michael
Velliquette: Lairs of the Unconscious" was released in 2011 through
Michael Velliquette is a Faculty Associate in the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and organizes the independently run project space Lovey Town.
Then a conversation with Oliver Warden about his project Globall!
GLOBALL is a new take on a
social network created as a work of art by artist Oliver
"Basically, I want to pass seven wooden balls, one for each letter in GLOBALL, hand to hand, person to person, around the world.
On each of these wooden balls will be the instructions of what to do with it in multiple languages (three different ones for each ball) and in pictograms. When you receive a GLOBALL:
1. Take a picture of yourself with it and send the picture, your first name, your location and the time to our website www.wheresgloball.com.
2. Once on the website you can fill out a profile. There you can share your experience, connect with other GLOBALLers and follow your ball on its journey.
3. You’ll then be asked to pass the GLOBALL to a VERY GOOD FRIEND and explain the instructions.
Hopefully as each ball travels, everyone will think about words such as 'share' and 'friend' and 'follow'. With a little luck, each GLOBALL will go on a voyage of friendship and connectivity around the world."