This bust is wrought from unfiltered beeswax, dead bees, horse hair and linen string. The piece is entitled Colony Collapse Disorder, and draws on hybrid lowbrow/neoclassical formal language. This bust was the central component in my larger installation at the Milan Triennial entitled Elegy for the Collapse of the Empire (Detroit, Craft and Disintegration).
The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History’s Elaine L. Jacob Gallery is pleased to present HYPERTENSION, April 26 through July 19, 2013. HYPERTENSION brings together multi-media artists and designers whose work reflects the blurring of artistic disciplines evident in our contemporary visual culture. The selected works disrupt boundaries between the cerebral and […]
Ridiculous portrait of Elliott Earls by Lindsey Camellio at the Hypertension Exhibition. Background piece entitled “God.” Technical detail: This photo shows Elliott throwing up the official Cranbrook Academy of Art gang sign. A left handed “C” in front of an upside down right-handed “Peace Sign.” The two combine to form the Cranbrook “CA” logo.
The first exhibition in the newly renovated and expanded Cranbrook Art Museum explores Cranbrook’s continued influence in the world of contemporary art and design. No Object is an Island: New Dialogues with the Cranbrook Collection Opened November 11, 2011. The images above are from my installation for the exhibition. The exhibition paired the work of 50 leading […]
In early June 2011, I was asked to participate in an exhibition entitled Graphic Design Worlds at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan. On January 19th, 2011 I traveled with Cranbrook graduate students Nicole Killian and Wesley Taylor to Milan for the installation and the subsequent opening. In December 2008, I produced a piece entitled “Thoughts on Democracy” for the […]