September 16th: Tour of “Tom Sachs: Cameras” exhibition at the Aldrich Museum

Brown Bag Tour by exhibitions director Richard Klein of “Tom Sachs: Cameras” on view at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut

Wednesday, September 16  11 am to 1 pm
members $5.00, non-members $7.00

From the event webpage

“The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum will offer a snapshot of Tom Sachs’s work that focuses exclusively on cameras from June 21 to September 16, 2009.

For many years, a small but significant part of Sachs’s production has dealt with cameras. This exhibition brings together twelve works, from 1972 to the present, that not only explore the camera as both sculptural and functional object, but, perhaps more importantly, chart the course that photography and the globalization of precision manufacturing has taken over the past century.

The Artist:

Tom Sachs was born in New York in 1966 and grew up in Connecticut. The sculptor is probably best known for his elaborate recreations of various Modern icons, all of them masterpieces of engineering and design. He has made Knoll office furniture out of phone books and duct tape; recreated Le Corbusier’s 1952 Unité d’Habitation using only foam core and a glue gun; and built a McDonald’s using plywood, glue, and assorted kitchen appliances. All the seams, joints, and screws are left exposed; nothing is erased, sanded away, or rendered invisible. On a philosophical level, this means that nothing Sachs makes is ever finished; it can always be redesigned and improved. Recent exhibitions include Bronze Collection, Lever House, New York; Space Program, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills; and Prada Foundation, Milan.

Sachs is represented by Sperone Westwater, New York.”

For more details click here.


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