Exhibits

Another Kind of Vapor

June 18 – July 23, 2011

IAIN BAXTER&
Robert Heinecken
David Lieske
Paul McCarthy
Otto Piene
William Pope.L
Dieter Roth
Ed Ruscha
Jennifer West

Curated by Jenny Gheith and John McKinnon

It's a conservator's nightmare: unfixed photographs fade; fire and smoke burn a board's surface; abstract projections reveal film leader dowsed in chocolate sauce, ketchup, mayonnaise, and apple juice; dyed canvas bleaches in the sun; Pepto-Bismol and caviar act as printing materials; laundry detergent bottles leak as they balance a surface of peanut butter and charcoal; an artist covers his body with food; objects are molded in plastic. Taking inspiration from Dieter Roth's now legendary exhibition "Staple Cheese (A Race)", "Another Kind of Vapor" presents artists who have experimented with non-traditional materials. Some sculpt, mold, and print with these substances, others conserve marks and stains. Allowed to decay, decompose, or remain in stasis, these objects endure as symbols of impermanence, waste, memory, and time.

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    • William Pope.L
      Commercial Work, 2011
      Sheetrock, wood, peanut butter, liquid detergent and bottles,
      oil stick, pencil, paint, & coffee
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    • William Pope.L
      #188F 3.17.06 Another Kind of Vapor, 2006
      Mixed media, 5 x 5 inches
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    • Paul McCarthy
      Grand Pop, 1977/1995
      Cibachrome print mounted on aluminum, 25 7/8 x 37 1/2 inches
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      Still Life, Mesh and 3 Crushed Bottles, 1965
      Vacuum formed plastic, 27 1/2 x 34 inches
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      Still Life, 4 Crushed Jugs, 1965
      Vacuum formed plastic, 14 x 16 inches
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    • Otto Piene
      Veil, 1975
      Smoke and fire on board, 40 x 30 inches
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    • Ed Ruscha
      Pepto-Caviar Hollywood, 1970
      Two-color screenprint on Copper Deluxe paper, printed with Pepto-Bismol and caviar
      14 7/8 x 41 5/8 inches
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    • Robert Heinecken
      Vanishing Photographs?(Krims/Uelsmann/Doubleday/Heinecken), 1973
      11 unfixed silver gelatin prints (4 on view), 11 x 14 inches each
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    • Robert Heinecken
      Vanishing Photograph?(Krims/Uelsmann/Doubleday/Heinecken), 1973
      11 unfixed silver gelatin prints (4 on view), 11 x 14 inches each
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    • Installation view with artworks by David Lieske (windows) and Robert Heinecken (photographs)
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    • Jennifer West
      Regressive Squirty Sauce Film, 2007
      16 mm film leader transferred to DVD, 3
      36 minutes
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    • Installation view with artworks by (left to right) Otto Piene, Robert Heinecken, Ed Ruscha
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    • Installation view
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    • Dieter Roth
      Untitled (Invitation for Staple Cheese (A Race)), designed 1969, signed 1980
      Ink on paper, 5 x 5 inches
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    • Copy of Ordinance No. 127,507, Copy of Ordinance No. 7583
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    • David Lieske
      Case Arse II-Appendix-(Sao Paulo), 2011
      Photocopied booklet, 24 pages
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