Categories for "Exhibition Boxes"

Nov 21, 2013

THE LAST TWO WEEKS


“The Last Two Weeks” Multimedia Box was created this past Spring, and was exhibited at my shows in Kunow and Frankfurt, Germany. The following text I wrote at that time, to explain my thoughts behind this work:

Might the 14 cells of this box represent some of my observations over the course of the past two weeks, or might they represent the last 14 days of my life? And would they look differently in either case?

“The Last Two Weeks” offers a stripped down (object and audio only) version of the themes that pass through me on a daily basis: intimate relating, death and aging, image attachment, the balance and violence of nature, environmental devastation for the sake of upholding our human lifestyles, the sadness of celebrity, socially derived judgments, emotional denial and the facades of appearances, inner child, and the seriousness inside of all that looks happy: the duality of ourselves.

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Nov 21, 2013

STILLS FROM THE LAST TWO WEEKS


Stills extracted from “The Last Two Weeks” Box for printing. Click to see all FOURTEEN. MORE

Nov 21, 2013

AUDIO FOR “THE LAST TWO WEEKS”


Six of the 14 cells of “The Last Two Weeks” inspired a poetic response from me; when you pick up the phone receiver on the outside of the Box, I recite my poems to you, which you will experience here along with corresponding images from the interior of the work.

This audio was created in May. For those of you who know what’s going on behind the scenes in my life right now, you will understand what segments I would have to edit in order that this audio might hold up against my current experience. But I reveal to you what my heart felt it only natural to say six months ago. This audio is, then – at least for me – evidence of the complexity and the tragedy of trusting in noncommittal love.

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Aug 30, 2013

THE WINNER BOX


Winner plays with the Cowboys & Indians theme of America’s past to raise questions about cultural domination and what it means to live as an innocent bi-product benefiting from the comforts of a lifestyle born from ancestral violence and betrayal. Please click for many detailed views of the box and to read my additional thoughts related to its creation!

Winner is currently on exhibition at Alp Galleries in Frankfurt. If you have interest in this work, you may be in touch with the gallery directly. Link provided on the next page. MORE

Aug 30, 2013

STILLS FROM THE WINNER BOX


Print stills from The Winner Box. Click to see all THREE! MORE

Aug 16, 2013

FILTERS OF YOUTH


This work speaks to the pleasantly blinding effect that innocence has on our perspective – prior to its erosion – and to the idea that even though our blinders may be on, the heavy social circumstances surrounding us during any stage of innocence will invariably shape our interior development. Please click for detailed views of the box and to read my additional thoughts related to its creation!

Filters of Youth is currently on exhibition at Alp Galleries in Frankfurt. If you have interest in this work, you may be in touch with the gallery directly. Link provided on the next page. MORE

Aug 16, 2013

STILLS FROM FILTERS OF YOUTH


Print stills from the Filters of Youth box. Click to see all SIX! MORE

Aug 9, 2013

FORMATIVE YEARS


Psychologists speak of the first five years of a child’s life – termed “formative years” – as being the most crucial where concerns the development of his/her mental and behavioral patterning. This work asks: To what degree do we have the power to re-shape the way we were initially formed?

This is a 360 degree piece. Please click for detailed views of the box and to read my additional thoughts related to its creation!

Formative Years is currently on exhibition at Alp Galleries in Frankfurt. If you are interested in owning this work, you may be in touch with the gallery directly. It is 1,000 (EUR). Link provided on the next page. MORE

Aug 2, 2013

DOMESTIC BLISS


This work speaks to the illusion of the American Dream.

I always find myself attracted to advertising from the 1950s and 60s, with its optimistic nature and its transparent agenda, yet also for its ripeness with the “everything is dandy” smiles and emotional facades that may have infiltrated society as a coping mechanism post-war. The central focus of “Domestic Bliss” is the bear-masked, knife and party horn holding 1960s housewife, attached to a piece of toy Wonder Bread. The four drawers of the work serve as sneak peeks into her daily experience. Click for detailed views of this piece and to read my additional thoughts related to its creation.

Domestic Bliss is currently on exhibition at Alp Galleries in Frankfurt. If you are interested in owning this work, you may be in touch with the gallery directly. It is 1,000 (EUR). Link provided on the next page. MORE

Aug 2, 2013

STILLS FROM DOMESTIC BLISS


Print stills from the Domestic Bliss box. Click to see “The Fun Wife”. MORE

Jul 26, 2013

SALTY MAN


Salty Man was sold last month via Alp Galleries at SCOPE Basel, to a woman from Norway. This is a 360 degree piece.

Is the fisherman’s gaze one of solitude and contentment with a life on the rocking open waters or one of pain from a heart broken twice by the death of the two wives who had made his nightly dinners and welcomed him back to land, and to a sense of worthwhileness? How much of what we see in those who appear to love and be consumed by their work is actually escapism? How much of our desire for solitude is really a fear of intimacy? How much of our sense of purpose is tied up in others?

Click for all 26 detailed shots from around the box, and to read the rest of my thoughts related to its creation.

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Jul 26, 2013

STILLS FROM SALTY MAN


Print stills from the Salty Man box. Click to see all 3. MORE

Jan 20, 2012

THE STICKY SITUATION BOX

The Sticky Situation Box #1

THE STICKY SITUATION BOX is an autobiographical piece featuring the distress brought on by an adhesive mind, and the yearning to re-access the carefree child residing deep below the swings of adult imbalances. MORE

Jan 20, 2012

STILLS FROM THE STICKY SITUATION BOX

Confidence

Four Stills from THE STICKY SITUATION BOX. MORE

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 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

Nov 23, 2011

The Dad Box

The Dad Box by Sherry Mills #1

THE DAD BOX was inspired by the pain and strength of my Father. Though a devastating car crash broke him, and Parkinson’s has shaped his movements and speech, his unyielding spirit still remarks at the magnificence of the new apples on his tree. He epitomizes what it means to… MORE