Archive for 2009

Elk Grove at Kate Werble Gallery

I’ve just recently put some images on my website from the show Parlor and Roseville at Kate Werble Gallery, in Nov/Dec 2008. Below is Elk Grove, 2008, more images and full info about the works can be found here.


Reclamation in Metropolis M

As a part of the artwork Reclamation, an advertisement was placed in the magazine Metropolis M. Pictured below, the ad is a republishing of an advertisement for the town of Metropolis, Nevada, USA.


The original was first published in 1911, in the town’s promotional newspaper, the Metropolis Chronicle. The headline reads “A New Town Opportunity” and the text sings the praises of the newly founded Metropolis: Metropolis offers the investor, builder, merchant and professional man one of the greatest business opportunities ever afforded by a western town. Lots – 25 by 125 feet – are $100 and up. Within two years, the company which had developed Metropolis fell into insolvency. More information can be found on the project website here. This action was both an advertisement for the exhibition and an element of the work. Design by Nina Støttrup Larsen with Kristin Posehn.


The inimitable Jayme Yen found the image below buried deep within the Library of Congress Archives. It’s a photograph from 1898, a proto-LOL treasure. Note the contrast and affinities with the bottom image, which is typical internet kitteh flotsam, circa early 21st century. Cats have always loved technology and protraiture.


The holidays are a great time for sculpture

A promotional display for selling DVDs of Wall-e, the Pixar/Disney animated movie. The crate is also decorated cardboard, and serves as an integrated pedestal.