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Alcove: John Monaco and Shane Murray, American Allure -- Thursday, January 10, 6 - 8PM

By Rhizome


American Still Life
by Willie N. Steiner

John Monaco's AMERICAN STILL LIFE series brings together two disparate media, digital sculpture and images from the World Wide Web. Harkening to Caravaggio's classic painting "Eros as Victor, 1596-1598" and the subjects of "Easy Riders" magazine, Monaco has developed a new language in the history of the still life. Monaco's objects in this series are purely digital, never taking a three-dimensional form and the synthetic models and their environments are appropriated from publicly available sources.

The result of Monaco's investigation is a definition of the artist/sculptor in the digital era and the age of information.


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