February 7th, 2011
Hot Tata in Pink: Edition of 8, 2011.
Hot Tata in Red: Edition of 4, 2011.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, J.A.P. Studio and Beth Giacummo Glassworks have released two “Hot Tata-Limited Editions,” Blown Glass Potato Hearts with Patent Leather Corsets. There is an Edition of 4 (3½x 2½ x 1¾”), and a smaller version Edition of 8 (3 x 2½ x 1½”).
Certificate of Authenticity (Front): From Edition of 4
Each “Hot Tata” comes in its own wooden box with a burlap pillow and a certificate of authenticity signed by the artists. Each work has a unique glass color and patent leather corset.
For more images, please visit the Hot Tata Glassworks Gallery.
A selection of these works will be on view during the FAFA Valentine’s exhibition, “Take Me Home,” Thursday, February, 10 from 6-9pm, 119 W. 25th St., NYC.
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January 12th, 2011
New large format (10 x 10 modules) installation, “Absorption Modules 8 x 14,” 2010 (back wall) and “Stacking Up 1993-2010,” 2010 (front floor), at Williamsburg Art and Historical Center in Williamsburg, NY on view December 2010-January 2011.
October 1st, 2010
On Main Street in Patchogue, NY I have filled an entire storefront window with a collection of 15 years worth of used tape (and another window covered with 15 years of empty potato chip bags). I started collecting used tape after realizing that my various artistic processes led to the use of a lot of different kinds of tape, and that often this tape was temporary and would be discarded. I often feel an affinity for the byproducts that come about by means of my artistic creations and see the castaway materials as having a vitality of their own. Often times the decision to collect this detritus is simply an aesthetic one, without any preconceived notion of how to use the material in the future. Such was the case of the used tape collection. After years of collecting small wads and balls, I started coming into contact with large quantities of used tape through my jobs as an Art Handler in New York City galleries, and later in my classroom as a Sculpture Professor. During the unpacking of works of art and uninstalling shows, I was collecting copious amounts of used tape, and new ideas started flowing. In the past few years I have started casting tape into brick forms, and have attempted to make simple furniture and structures, like stools and architectural fixtures, by compressing used tape into molds. This latest installation is my first opportunity to see 15 years worth of accumulated tape together for the first time, and I see it is still not enough. “Used Tape Storefront” is currently on view until October 24, 2010 at 14 E. Main St., in Patchogue, NY as part of the Walking Arts Tours organized by the Patchogue Arts Council.
For more images of accumulations by J.A.P. please visit the PACK-CAT Projects Gallery.
August 10th, 2010
- Absorption Modules 5 x 7, 2010
On view during “Castleton Twelve” at
Castleton Event and Performance Space
60 South Main St. Castleton, NY 12033
June 22nd, 2010
U.S.A. (Used Sponges Assemblage), 2010
35 x 21 x 1 ½”
U.S.A. (Used Sponges Assemblage)--Installation view
This is the most recent manifestation from the PACK-CAT Recycling Co. Projects recently on view at Jim Kempner Fine Arts (during Evidence 11/10-1/11) and Pure Light Gallery in Turner Falls, MA (Art From Detritus 5/10-7/10). I collect many of the by-products of processes of my everyday life, and reuse them by incorporating them into sculptures or works of art. My goal is make work that is friendly to the environment by finding creative uses and new lives for castaway material. Often my works also comments on consumerism and wasteful throw-away culture. I regularly use a number of unconventional materials in my sculptures, such as used teabags, dryer lint, eggshells, used tape, and old sponges. The “Used Sponges Assemblage” in the shape of the United States of America takes on new meaning with the occurrence of current environmental disasters like massive oil spills and flooding.
Update: Now in a Private Collection.
September 10th, 2009
Tribute to my recently deceased cat, Cleopatra Jones Price (1996-2009). “Calico Power,” 2009. Cat stickers on Bristol Vellum, 8 x 10″.