8/03/2006

Jason Rhoades

27 comments:

triple diesel said...

"My Madinah: in pursuit of my ermitage…"
2004

More images to follow...

no-where-man said...

wow, what a huge loss, the last show at zwinner was out standing. more is more indeed.

kelli said...

This is sad. 41 is very young. I liked a a lot of his work both what he did at Zwirner and his stuff with Paul McCarthy.

zipthwung said...

RIP

I hope the autopsy reveals soireeing. Rock star.

kalm james said...

This is indeed sad. Wonder if the heat wave might have added to the problem. Will refrain from further comments as they could slide into cynical observations of the art world. Ashes to ashes dust to dust.

TOMPAC said...

Awfully sad.

Of course it is in very poor taste to ask, but beyond "heart failure" does anyone know anything about how this tragedy happened? 41 years old! He checked out even faster than Kippenberger.

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electric eye said...

Heat wave? More like snow storm.

kelli said...

I'm pretty sure "heart failure" stands for heart failure.

closeuup said...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/5230776.stm

Lets all be very careful of what we say because he would have wanted it that way? He didnt seem like that kind of guy...

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no-where-man said...

ya i am going to go with this is a really fucked up thread. He was a great Artist.

kelli said...

He was known for a witty and subversive take on gender and sexuality. This piece is expressive of that. McCarthy's influence is there but he did someting new with it.
In keeping with the piece this is the etymology of the word cunt. Chaucer used it. I like to say it and make pompous remarks about "the Queen's English".
http://www.matthewhunt.com/cunt/etymology.html
Not to bring up the whole funy sculpture problem again but he seems like someone who could do it without being flip.

Cooky Blaha said...

RIP.
in regards to Rhoade's work, of which I only saw 1 or 2 shows so I can't judge that much, I always got somewhat apprehensive of his seemingly cerebral approach to lurid subject matter, of that trend in (conceptual)art in general (a current taken up by any number of artists). I didnt really get Mecca Tuna; I'd be interested in people's views on that show, why you liked it, etc. If people would rather not critique, thats fine, just curious.

kelli said...

He reminds me of Siobahn Hapaska. The ghost in the machine. Strange meaning hidden in cold formalism.

kalm james said...

One of my favorites: "the boy in the boat".

kelli said...

Cooky please excuse my manners on that other blog. I was delivering to someone who wanted it.

no-where-man said...

I don't know what it is there is just something about the work that made me laugh, and feel good. never thought about it as "conceptually driven" it was the materiality i responed to, on a gut level

zipthwung said...

This isnt a fucked up thread. Nothing is sacred. Look at Ed Harris in "Pollock". Was that fucked up?
I wouldnt want a movie like that made about me, really. Not without a little more humor.

zipthwung said...

is flight 93 fucked up? I think so. THe new twin towers movie?

JpegCritic said...

which movie? Loose Change 2nd edition, or the first?
Why weren't there plane marks on that grassy knoll, anyway?

poppy said...

was Pollock (movie)romantic or not, curious..
heard about the game where you get to defend the twin towers from the 2 planes?.. saw this on the news.. i believe that is incredibley fucked up. then you got the jfk game but that was so long ago right?

closeuup said...

Pollock was a pretty lame movie. He came off like a garden variety jerk, henpecked husband, and of course it hardly took up any art issues.

Any good movies about artists? Zip likes the one about the guy that kills people and encases them in his sculptures.

I liked that movie about Glen Gould. You felt his mania, his pain, his focus.

Anyone see Modigliani? I love Andy Garcia.

harold hollingsworth said...

RIP
Same age as myself, this talent was cut too short, was looking forward to his install in Portland later this month...

zipthwung said...

I was reading an olde RS review -

"there is the problem of impenetrability. At this point, Mr. Rhoades is either overestimating his own clarity or his audience's intelligence and patience; I suspect it is the former"

Which is a fancy way of saying either Rhoades is deluded or he is just deluded. Im not sure, that shit makes my head hurt.

I dont think the impenetrability changed much do you? On the other hand I don't find that to be a problem - there are enough solutions in the world - RS also wrote:

"The more time you spend with Jason Rhoades's densely packed installation pieces, the better they become.

WHich I think is true with a lot of stuff you look at. But not ice cream, because after a while it just makes your toungue cold. Then its about having a cold toungue more than anything else. Or just licking.

Im a big fan of the hand of the artist - two in the stink one in the pink you know? SO Im not so into the Home Depot esthetic. Still if it lets you skip the light fandango After Hours, great.

kelli said...

Zip only you would mention the "bowling ball". PLease deliver my eulogy when the time comes.
I really liked the movie Hilary and Jackie.

Carl James Ferrero said...

his art was boring, this blog is boring