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Marianne Vitale

Caution Model for Venus, 2016

Ceramic
9 3/5 × 8 × 20 in
24.4 × 20.3 × 50.8 cm
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Exploring America’s post-industrial identity through the reclamation of materials for sculptural …

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Exploring America’s post-industrial identity through the reclamation of materials for sculptural tributes, Marianne Vitale salvages wood from factories and barns, as well as shingles and scrap metal for her unfettered, inventive work. Caution Model for Venus is an uncanny ceramic reproduction of construction markers, …

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Marianne Vitale
American, b. 1973
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American artist Marianne Vitale is concerned with process of deterioration and the act of repurposing discarded materials. For example, in her recent sculptures—made from reclaimed lumber—her series entitled “Markers” (2011) is comprised of weathered wood headstones devoid of inscriptions or epitaphs, while in “False Fronts” (2011) Vitale reconstructs the facades of aged barns and outhouses. In both, the artist references the passage of time by virtue of the natural decomposition of her materials, often associated with the decaying monuments one might find littered throughout America’s ghost towns.

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Exploring America’s post-industrial identity through the reclamation of materials for sculptural …

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Exploring America’s post-industrial identity through the reclamation of materials for sculptural tributes, Marianne Vitale salvages wood from factories and barns, as well as shingles and scrap metal for her unfettered, inventive work. Caution Model for Venus is an uncanny ceramic reproduction of construction markers, …

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Courtesy of the artist.
Marianne Vitale
American, b. 1973
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American artist Marianne Vitale is concerned with process of deterioration and the act of repurposing discarded materials. For example, in her recent sculptures—made from reclaimed lumber—her series entitled “Markers” (2011) is comprised of weathered wood headstones devoid of inscriptions or epitaphs, while in “False Fronts” (2011) Vitale reconstructs the facades of aged barns and outhouses. In both, the artist references the passage of time by virtue of the natural decomposition of her materials, often associated with the decaying monuments one might find littered throughout America’s ghost towns.

Marianne Vitale

Caution Model for Venus, 2016

Ceramic
9 3/5 × 8 × 20 in
24.4 × 20.3 × 50.8 cm
Bidding closed
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