The Pathway of Least Resistance
Multi-media installation by Mark
Guilbeau and Rian Kerrane
October 3-November 2, 2003
Opening Reception for the Artists
is Friday, October 3, 2003, 7-10
are details from collaborative installations created by Mark Guilbeau
and Rian Kerrane. A husband and wife duo, these sculptors began
to collaborate in 2002. The ensuing series is entitled The Deluge
image features Pig Tower from "The Troubles with Social Irresponsibility"
at The Engine Room Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland. This collaborative
installation was the culmination of Guilbeau and Kerrane' s experience
and work produced while on the Flax Art Studio International Residency
Programme in the summer of 2002. The tower is twenty feet high
metal and wood structure holding hundreds of plaster money bank
image is a detail from "Propaganda and the Suppression of
Sensory Perception" at the Rockefeller Arts Center, State
University of New York, Fredonia, New York. Spinning Globe, in
the center of the image, revolves on its axis and like much of
the sculptural pieces is activated by the viewer's presence.
image is a detail of Pig Tower from "The Troubles with Social
Irresponsibility" at The Engine Room Gallery, Belfast, Northern
featured in the fourth image. Six panels of latex dishwashing
gloves inflate and deflate according to motion sensors to spell
"Mother". Motorized Rocking Boats and folded paper boats
fill the surrounding area in this detail from "The Obstructional
Process of Self-Realization". This installation appeared
at the University of Tulsa for the New Genre Festival in 2002.
The detail shot from "The Penitentiary of Routine Conformification"
has the bare interior of an unfinished office like space. There
are crowd control stanchions leading to a teller window which
houses a mummified bird slowly revolving under a lens. This room
floats on stilts inside the Rutledge Gallery at Winthrop University
in Rockhill, South Carolina.
image is a collaborative mixed media drawing by Guilbeau and Kerrane.
Entitled Marriage, it is hung in the Artspace exhibition, "The
Pathway of Least Resistance". The dates of this exhibition
coincide with the tenth anniversary of these artists meeting.
The work explores the four personalities that exist in a relationship,
the individual's opinion of themselves and then, how each defines
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