The Mystification of Analysis: Parker, Ortega, and McLellan

Posted: February 25, 2011 in Uncategorized

Damian Ortega, Cosmic Thing, 2002

Damian Ortega, Cosmic Thing, 2002

Damian Ortega Controller of the Universe, 2007

Damián Ortega

The use of analysis (the deconstruction of an object into its component parts to gain a clear understanding of the object) is explored by three artists.

Todd Mclellan, Old Camera, 2011

Todd Mclellan, Old FlipClock V2, 2011

Todd Mclellan, Wind-Up Clock, 2011

Todd McLellan, Motion/Stills

Sans the relationships between the component parts the meanings inherent in the object, or what the object “is”, collapses.

Cornelia Parker, Cold Dark Matter An Exploded View (1991)

Cornelia Parker, Cold Dark Matter An Exploded View (1991) With Hut

Cornelia Parker, Thirty Pieces of Silver 2009

Cornelia Parker, Thirty Pieces of Silver (2009) detail

Cornelia Parker

The object must be considered a “state of a thing”. As a State, both matter and relationships within the object, its being is only a understanding within a specific context which is always and continually conceptually malleable.

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