23 March 2011

American Craft on Tim Tate & Marc Petrovic Collaborations


Sins Under Glass
The April/May issue of American Craft magazine has an 8 page review of Tim Tate & Marc Petrovic's collaborative work.


Tim Tate & Marc Petrovic
photo by Pete Duvall/Anything Photographic




The article, written by American Craft's Senior Editor, Julie Hanus; with photos by Pete Duvall of Anything Photographic, talks of "Connectivity and collaboration" and the ways they are molding our lives. The author profiles in-depth their two recent joint works
Apothecarium Moderne and Seven Deadly Sins, and how, within the two works, Marc and Tim are model­­ing one vision of the interconnected future of art: genuine collaboration.


Above: Two works from the Seven Deadly Sins series.

Shattered found pottery lends sculptural interest to
Wrath. For the finial, Marc made a tiny maple rolling pin on a lathe. Visually, I like the look of Envy a lot," says Marc. They designed the piece around the video concept: a creepy eye, peering through a keyhole. Each piece is loaded with detail. The green finial that sits atop Envy, for example, is a cast-glass likeness of Michael Janis, a tongue-in-cheek poke at an artist with whom Tim shares workspace at the Washington Glass School (...or is it?). The tiny gate is Marc's handiwork - a rare opportunity to exercise a long-ago minor in metals, he says. His wife, artist Kari Russell-Pool (with whom Marc also has collaborated), lent a hand with the grass.


Above: "Vanity" from the Seven Deadly Sins series
blown and cast glass, camera and audio soundwave electronics, found objects

In Vanity, a small video screen displays the image of all who approach. Peek into this technological mirror and a recorded voice gushes, "You look wonderful. Have you lost weight? You look younger every time I see you."
Drawing in viewers to interact with the work is, arguably, the pi├Ęce de r├ęsistance of their collaborative process - the sharing of a work that transforms everyone who sees it into an active participant.

For the entire article - click HERE (or check out your newsstands!)
Email for Pete Duvall: pete@anythingphoto.net

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