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Rebecca Warren "The Hills 3," 2010. Hand-painted clay on painted MDF plinth. 13 3/8 x 13 3/4 x 7 7/8 , plinth: 46 7/8 x 13 3/4 x 13 3/4. Courtesy of the artist and Donald Young Gallery, Chicago.

Rebecca Warren’s sculpture practice consists of a fairly simple logic: do everything you’re not supposed to do with sculpture – treat it like a painting,  don’t glaze it, stick your finger into clay like play-doh – in order to make the most emotive effects possible.

In “Autonomy of Affect,” Brian Massumi has distinguished between emotion and affect as a qualitative difference where emotion consists of “socially recognized lines of action and reaction” while affect is a type of as-yet-uncategorized intensity, a pre-emotional state.

What follows is a list of feelings and thoughts embodied by Rebecca Warren’s works currently on view at The Renaissance Society:

Gooey

Evasive

Unfathomable bodies, fathomable landscapes

Thumbs

Mysterious

Springtime

Battalions

Abject

Unparticular

Gendered

Touchable/tactile

Hard-to-photograph

Through December 12, 2010

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One Response to “o ^ ^ * 8 # =v 0”
  1. susie says:

    Great post. The logic and simplicity of your writing gives a lot with few words. And the list is perfect.

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