Archives for "December, 2011"

Dec 31, 2011

STILLS FROM THE BEAR FACE BOX

Bear Face

Stills from The Bear Face Box. Click to see all FIVE. MORE

Dec 31, 2011

THE BEAR FACE BOX

The Bear Face Box #7

The Bear Face Box was inspired by my concern for the state of our ecosphere, and features a lit-up bear head held by a rigid lady in a bear mask, deserted ships, a chopped forest, an abraded strawberry patch, and stuffed antelopes juxtaposed with a rusting sink. The box takes into consideration the challenge of being a participant in something so devastating, while at the same time celebrating the beauty that exists when that devastation is accepted, and the world is observed more closely. It asks how solitude and our own personal happiness may need be reinvented inside of our modern circumstances, and specifically now, as we enter 2012.

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Dec 31, 2011

“MEATPACKING SILLY STRING”

Meatpacking Silly String

Here’s some wall splash. Happy 2012!

Dec 17, 2011

Mao over Mao – The Box


On December 4th, The New Inquiry, BOMB Magazine, and ForYourArt hosted a marathon reading of Frederic Tuten’s visionary first novel, The Adventures of Mao on the Long March, published in 1972. During this five-hour festival at the Jane Hotel in the West Village, the full text of Tuten’s avant-garde masterwork was read aloud by some of America’s most notable artists, novelists, poets, actors, filmmakers, and musicians, among them A.M. Homes, Laurie Anderson, Cecily Brown, Patricia Marx, Vito Acconci, Walter Mosley, and Wally Shawn.

The unstoppable visionary and Founder of The New Inquiry, Rachel Rosenfelt, proposed that I match my interest in Tuten’s work with my new box art making direction. The result was the piece Mao over Mao, shown here, completed in time to be given special feature at the December 4th event.

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Dec 17, 2011

Stills from Mao over Mao

Mao Marilyn by Sherry Mills

Prints were made from interior and exterior views of the Mao over Mao Box. There were six stills made from the Top Box (the Long March, Revolution), and six from the Bottom (Mao’s female interests). Click MORE to see all 12. MORE

Dec 17, 2011

Mao over Mao Telephone Audio Component

Mao over Mao Telephone Audio by Sherry Mills

When you pick up the purple telephone receiver on the Mao over Mao Box, you hear me delivering reconstructed prose from The Adventures of Mao on the Long March with sound effects. From another track, you hear the recording of the 5-hour marathon reading of the book at the Jane Hotel. There is an mp3 player hidden behind the curtain beneath the phone. MORE

Dec 17, 2011

Mao over Mao at The Jane Hotel

Mao over Mao at the Jane Hotel

Mao over Mao featured at the Mao Marathon Reading Event at the Jane Hotel, a celebration of Frederic Tuten’s masterwork The Adventures of Mao on the Long March. MORE

Dec 1, 2011

The Valerie Box

The Valerie Box #1

The Valerie Box is a commissioned work for a radiant author in NYC named Valerie Gross. The piece explores the theme of sorrow as it is felt in both the loss of something gone and the letting go of what’s still here. It features a beauty queen suffering from her image-addicted surroundings, craving an escape into the inner world of accepting forms, as represented by MORE

Dec 1, 2011

Stills from The Valerie Box

Beauty Queen Stop by Sherry Mills

The Valerie Box is a commissioned work for a radiant author in NYC named Valerie Gross. The piece explores the theme of sorrow as it is felt in both the loss of something gone and the letting go of what’s still here. Click to see all SIX prints made of details from inside and around this work. MORE

Dec 1, 2011

Duck Tie Ensemble

Sherry Mills - Duck Tie Outfit #1

A day’s outfit of duck tie, pink semi-transparent florals, and apple garland (intended for stairwells and door frames). Photos taken in my studio by dear friends, photographers Sydnie Michele and Stephen Salmieri. You’ll see Stephen in the last shot if you look closely. MORE