Streams

Richard Tuttle

Monday, May 02, 2011

Artist Richard Tuttle talks about his work and the exhibition “What's the Wind,” at Pace Gallery. It features six large-scale, free-standing sculptures that are a synthesis of five decades of Tuttle’s work. “What's the Wind” is on view at 510 West 25th Street from May 7 through July 22. 

Photo by: Kerry Ryan McFate / Courtesy The Pace Gallery
System 1, Cheap Face, 2010

1/2" fir plywood, 4 x 4" balsa plywood, acrylic, aluminum electrical pipes, bolts, chrome-plated metal rods, cloth, eye bolts, feathers, felt, glue, molding strips, monofilament, paper clips, silver fox fur

84" x 9' 6" x 9' 6"

© Richard Tuttle, courtesy The Pace Gallery

Photo by: Kerry Ryan McFate / Courtesy The Pace Gallery
Detail of System 1, Cheap Face, 2010

1/2" fir plywood, 4 x 4" balsa plywood, acrylic, aluminum electrical pipes, bolts, chrome-plated metal rods, cloth, eye bolts, feathers, felt, glue, molding strips, monofilament, paper clips, silver fox fur

84" x 9' 6" x 9' 6"

© Richard Tuttle, courtesy The Pace Gallery

Photo by: Kerry Ryan McFate / Courtesy The Pace Gallery
System 3, Measurement, 2011

1" birch plywood, 2 x 2" pine struts, bolts, enamel, balsa wood, carpet tile, burnt umber molding, plastic coated steel and cable, galvanized metal, archival paper with acrylic and graphite, aluminum, staples, acrylic, pine molding strips, Canson paper, duct tape with Saran wrap, paper clips, shrink-wrap, rice paper, white glue and balloons

9' x 8' x 8' (274.3 cm x 243.8 cm x 243.8 cm)

© Richard Tuttle, courtesy The Pace Gallery

Photo by: Kerry Ryan McFate / Courtesy The Pace Gallery
Detail of System 3, Measurement, 2011

1" birch plywood, 2 x 2" pine struts, bolts, enamel, balsa wood, carpet tile, burnt umber molding, plastic coated steel and cable, galvanized metal, archival paper with acrylic and graphite, aluminum, staples, acrylic, pine molding strips, Canson paper, duct tape with Saran wrap, paper clips, shrink-wrap, rice paper, white glue and balloons

9' x 8' x 8' (274.3 cm x 243.8 cm x 243.8 cm)

© Richard Tuttle, courtesy The Pace Gallery

Photo by: Kerry Ryan McFate / Courtesy The Pace Gallery
System 4, Hummingbird, 2011

2 x 4", bolts, plastic-coated cable, 1/2" painted pine plywood, acrylic artist's color, 4 x 4" pine, painted Styrofoam, black gesso, 1/2" pine plywood, acrylic, yellow gelatin, staples, nails, 1/2" molding strips, 1" pine plywood, wall paint, balsa wood with acrylic, armature wire, scotch tape, aluminum wire, molding strips, birch plywood, monofilament, eyebolt

8' x 92" x 92"

© Richard Tuttle, courtesy The Pace Gallery

Photo by: Kerry Ryan McFate / Courtesy The Pace Gallery
Detail of System 4, Hummingbird, 2011

2 x 4", bolts, plastic-coated cable, 1/2" painted pine plywood, acrylic artist's color, 4 x 4" pine, painted Styrofoam, black gesso, 1/2" pine plywood, acrylic, yellow gelatin, staples, nails, 1/2" molding strips, 1" pine plywood, wall paint, balsa wood with acrylic, armature wire, scotch tape, aluminum wire, molding strips, birch plywood, monofilament, eyebolt

8' x 92" x 92"

© Richard Tuttle, courtesy The Pace Gallery

Photo by: Kerry Ryan McFate / Courtesy The Pace Gallery
System 5, Glass Suit, 2011

2 x 4" pine , 2 x 6" pine, bolts, nuts, eyebolts, white semi-gloss paint, plastic-coated cable, homasote, acrylic, 3/4" plywood, 1/2" plywood, archival black and white paper, staples, yellow vinyl, polyethylene sheeting, black gesso, cardboard tube, black gesso, styrofoam, Canson red paper, double-faced gold paper, glue, 4 x 4" fir, basswood, coroplast, aluminum armature wire, electrical tap, machine-made rice paper, glue, newspaper, plastic wrap, handmade rice paper, wood glue, molding strips, screws, wire, cotton, stretched metal, craft paper

10' x 8' x 8'

© Richard Tuttle, courtesy The Pace Gallery

Photo by: Kerry Ryan McFate / Courtesy The Pace Gallery
System 5, Glass Suit, 2011

2 x 4" pine , 2 x 6" pine, bolts, nuts, eyebolts, white semi-gloss paint, plastic-coated cable, homasote, acrylic, 3/4" plywood, 1/2" plywood, archival black and white paper, staples, yellow vinyl, polyethylene sheeting, black gesso, cardboard tube, black gesso, styrofoam, Canson red paper, double-faced gold paper, glue, 4 x 4" fir, basswood, coroplast, aluminum armature wire, electrical tap, machine-made rice paper, glue, newspaper, plastic wrap, handmade rice paper, wood glue, molding strips, screws, wire, cotton, stretched metal, craft paper

10' x 8' x 8'

© Richard Tuttle, courtesy The Pace Gallery

Photo by: Kerry Ryan McFate / Courtesy The Pace Gallery
System 6, 2011

1/2" plywood, corrugated siding, pine 2 x 4" plywood, powered tire rubber mixed with acrylic, semi-gloss white paint, burnt sienna acrylic, 1/2" plywood, permanent green, 2 x 2" clear pine posts, 1/2" clear pine plywood, bolts, semi-gloss black paint, eyebolts, plastic-coated aluminum cable, styrofoam, permanent rose acrylic, homasote, aluminum, oil-based marker, foam, natural pigments, pine 4 x 4", nails, Golden primer yellow gesso, armature wire, terra cotta clay, pine molding strips, wire, Spandex mesh, yellow halogen lamp with a ceramic socket, white 3' electrical cord, Grumbacher red and blue paint

8' 4" x 9' 6" x 9' 6"

© Richard Tuttle, courtesy The Pace Gallery

Photo by: Kerry Ryan McFate / Courtesy The Pace Gallery
Detail of System 6, 2011

1/2" plywood, corrugated siding, pine 2 x 4" plywood, powered tire rubber mixed with acrylic, semi-gloss white paint, burnt sienna acrylic, 1/2" plywood, permanent green, 2 x 2" clear pine posts, 1/2" clear pine plywood, bolts, semi-gloss black paint, eyebolts, plastic-coated aluminum cable, styrofoam, permanent rose acrylic, homasote, aluminum, oil-based marker, foam, natural pigments, pine 4 x 4", nails, Golden primer yellow gesso, armature wire, terra cotta clay, pine molding strips, wire, Spandex mesh, yellow halogen lamp with a ceramic socket, white 3' electrical cord, Grumbacher red and blue paint

8' 4" x 9' 6" x 9' 6"

© Richard Tuttle, courtesy The Pace Gallery

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Comments [2]

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Sep. 22 2011 09:11 AM
oscar from ny

there are some artist out there that are suffering..

May. 02 2011 12:58 PM

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