Tuesday, February 26, 2013

So Cool and So Creepy!

Old Self: Portrait of the Artist as He Will (Not) Be Variation #2  

During a recent visit to Crystal Bridges I came across this sculpture by Evan Penny. It was so fascinating, I spent a lot of time with it.  The description card says it is made with silicone, pigment, hair, and aluminum. Yes, I said hair. Up close and personal you can see the stubble on its faces and the eyebrows look very lifelike. Okay, so who is Evan Penny?

He was born in South Africa as a Canadian citizen, and now lives in Toronto. So what is his work doing in the premiere Museum of American Art? Not sure but he did attend some American schools.
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