Saturday, September 22

one million swiftly shrinking planets

I saw three galleries in Seattle yesterday with Rob Nyland (his camera)


The best one, Greg Kucera, happened to be taking down a show of someone I went to school with


Angela White!
That artworld must be dieting because it is getting smaller.



"But it's the chaotic and cacophonous installation by Angela White that steals the show. Spread out on the floor are a dozen or so old-fashioned turntables, each with a ceramic figurine spinning on its surface. While spinning, these figurines constantly bump into fragments of broken ceramic and glass vessels that are suspended -- every which way above them -- by hundreds of threads. The resulting sound has a titillating combination of anarchy and harmony, as if Philip Glass had written the score. The overall effect of the visual and aural components of this seemingly haphazard installation is deep satisfaction at the discovery of a poetic rhyme and reason behind the chaos."
-Edward Goldman art critic for KCRW 89.9

3 comments:

Kerry said...

hmmmmm I love the book "A Swiftly Tilting Planet", am I wrong to think your title of this bloh is a reference to that great book by Madeleine L'Engle?

savoury toothed tiger said...

you are not incorrect, kerry, a very great series indeed.

jenabean said...

I saw Angela's piece at Greg Kucera - it was great...

I'm James Peterson's friend from that show.....