K Staelin | work | 2004-2006

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2006

k staelin: table, 2006

Table, 2006
Glue, Homasote, chalk, brace, tape, cardboard, wall
Approx. 42 x 16 x 14 in.

plying sight series, drawing , 2006, perception, still-life

k staelin: transform not yet

Transform (Not Yet), 2006 Plastic Bottle, Polyurethane Glue, Cardboard 81 1/2 x 14-1/4 x 12-1/2 in.

glue, 2006, physicality

k staelin: doubling

Doubling, 2006 Polyurethane Glue 5” x 6” x 6 in.

glue, 2006, physicality, generation

k staelin:

No Shell, 2006 Polyurethane Glue 1-3/4” x 6-3/4” x 7 in.

painting, glue, 2006, physicality

k staelin:

Done, 2006 Polyurethane Glue 3-1/2” x 10” x 5-1/2 in. (set of five pieces, “drink” remains)

glue, 2006, physicality

k staelin: connected, 2006

Connected, 2006 Polyurethane Glue, Copper Cable Strap, Screws 18” x 10-1/2” x 10-1/4 in.

glue, 2006, physicality

k staelin: baroque

baroque, 2006 Polyurethane Glue 4-1/4” x 7-1/8” x 10-3/4 in.

glue, 2006, physicality, generation

k staelin: talking not shown

Talking Not Shown, 2006 Polyurethane Glue, Shelf 4” x 14-1/2” total width x 3-1/2”

Glue evoking beer and cammraderie acquires the interior form of plastic cups, revealing the shape of the now absent container. Metaphorically, the question of container and the contained parallels the elusive relaionship between words and meaning. Talking, Not Shown focuses on the non-verbal connective elements of conversation. When the container, language, is removed, the substance being communicated and the sensibility of that communication persists.

glue, 2006, physicality

k staelin: know, 2006

Know, 2006 Homasote, concrete, paint, pigment, glue, marker, charcoal, graphite, medium, gesso, hooks, pins, yarn 42 plus 20-1/2 x 67.957428 in.

k staelin: detail of know, 2006

Detail of Know, 2006 Homasote, concrete, paint, pigment, glue, marker, charcoal, graphite, medium, gesso, hooks, pins, yarn 42 plus 20-1/2 x 67.957428 in.

painting, glue, 2006, physicality, growth

k staelin nex-nexus

NexNexus, 2006 Homasote, PVA glue, orange construction chalk, pigment, gesso (white & clear), magic marker 33 x 33 1/2 in.

painting, glue, 2006, growth

k staelin:

Si (Y’up), 2006 Homasote, paint, tape, yarn, push-pins, glue, wall 49 x 58-3/4 in. (124.5 x 149.4 cm)

Comprised of three elements functioning on contradictory perceptual levels, “Si” plays with the notion of self-definition and boundaries and addresses ideas of expansion. Homasote outlined in vibrant green is fractured, and the pieces are arranged along the edges of a larger rectangle painted directly on the wall. This painted rectangle evokes both the texture of the homasote and the quality of pealed wall. Candy colored yarn outlines a yet larger rectangle. The fracturing of the homasote asserts the destruction engendered by expansion, and that very destruction is subsumed by growth, progress and the excitement of our dreams and plans.

painting, glue, 2006, physicality, growth

k staelin: square II

Square II, 2006 Homasote, polyurethane glue, paint, chalk, hooks 38 1/2 x 38 1/4 in.

Misleadingly simple, Square II functions on contradictory perceptual levels, playfully addressing ideas of fracture, assemblage and self-presentation. Square II consists of a square piece of homasote, fractured and glued together. A golden square the size of the original square and the color of the glue is painted over the assembled pieces. The extra bits that extend past the original dimensions are painted the wall color (white). An illusionistic shadow under the golden square and support hooks driven through the extra white bits reinforce the dimensionality of the golden square and negation of the extra bits. While ostensibly exploring fracture this piece ultimately expresses assertion.

painting, glue, 2006, physicality

k staelin: square

Square, 2006 Homasote, concrete, metal, laytex paint, Plexiglas, corner protectors, allen wrench & hooks 27 x 27 in.

painting, glue, 2006, physicality

k staelin: expanding, 2006

Expanding, 2006 Homasote, concrete, tape, graphite 37 x 38-1/2 in. with line

painting, glue, 2006, physicality

k staelin:

Fill, 2006 Homasote, paint, polyurethane glue 10-3/8 x 29-1/2 in.

painting, glue, 2006, physicality

k staelin:

Bigger, 2006 Homasote, paint, polyurethane glue 10 x 29 in.

painting, glue, 2006, physicality

k staelin: response, 2006

Response, 2006
C-Print, face mounted to Plexiglas
8-1/2 x 17 in.

Phan Thi Kim Phuc and Huynh Cong (Nick Ut): 1972 with soldiers, siblings, cousins and others, 1997 with son. Photos rendered in mirror and glass with print. Photographed, New York, 2006.

imMediate series 2006 war& media photograph

k staelin: (please) no, 2006

(Please) No, 2006
C-Print, face mounted to Plexiglas
7 1/8 x 16 1/8 in.

Lynndie England, and – person taking this image? Abu Ghraib, 2004. Snap shot rendered in mirror and glass then photographed in New York, 2006.

imMediate series, photography, 2006, war & media

2005

k staelin: snap, 2005

Snap, 2005
C-Print face mounted on Plexiglas
6 13/16 x 14 in.

Nguyen Ngoc Loan, Nguyen Van Lem Eddie Adams, Vo Suu, February 1,1968, Saigon. News photo rendered in mirror and glass and photographed, New York, 2005.

imMediate series, photography, 2005, war & media

k staelin: acquiring distance, 2005

Acquiring Distance, 2005 Cibachrome mounted on 3mm Sintra 8 1/4 x 8 in.

mirror, glue,2005, physicality

k staelin: co-here

Co-here, 2005 Digital Print 8 x 8 in.

photography, mirror, glue,2005, body

k staelin: time-temperer, 2005

Time-Temperer, 2005 Duratrans mounted on 3mm Sintra 8 1/2 x 8 1/8 in.

The woman and camera reflected in the mirror of Time/Temperer are seen the where we expect to see our reflection and lie behind pooling glue that holds the mirror pieces together. Our eyes alternate between seeing the broken mirror, the semen like glue, and the woman. The layered forces of re-generation, sex, vanitas and time co-mingle in this work.

mirror, glue,2005, physicality, body

k staelin:

And, 2005 Mirror, glass, glue 7 3/4 x 8 in.

mirror, glue,2005, physicality, body

k staelin: depth

Depth, 2005
Linen, Polyurethane glue, mirror, glass
9 x 9 in.

painting, glue, mirror,2005, physicality

k staelin:

Oneself II, 2005 Canvas, polyurethane & PVA glue, mirror 9 x 9 in.

painting, glue, mirror,2005, physicality, body

k staelin: garden, 2005

Garden, 2005
Linen, gesso, paint remover, pigment, oil paint
34 x 184 in.

Garden relies on the visceral and physical and it is our intellectual understanding of abstract painting that complicates our perception of these unmediated, direct works. The use of paint remover adds metaphorical resonance.

painting,2005, generation, physicality

k staelin: lush, 2005

Lush (Surround/ing/ed), 2005 Linen, oil and acrylic paint, pigment, paint remover 10 x 14 in.

painting,2005, generation, physicality

k staelin: winter remover, 2005

Winter Remover, 2005
Linen, oil paint, paint remover
9 x 9 in.

painting,2005, flower, still-life, landscape, physicality

2004

 

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