Presentation Title

P-10 Car Quotes

Presenter Status

Emeritus Professor, Department of Visual Art & Design

Preferred Session

Poster Session

Location

Buller Hallway

Start Date

30-10-2015 2:00 PM

End Date

30-10-2015 3:00 PM

Presentation Abstract

The Car Quotes are a play on words, and most viewers, when confronted by these groupings, will at first see a random juxtaposition of weathered automobile plates from various countries and states. Many are humorous, but also pithy. Most observers do not realize each grouping is meant to be read as a statement, and many wonder where I found them; not knowing that I actually create them from vacuum formed styrene. The juxtaposition of colors, shapes and supposed origins make them visually engaging.

They refer to the phenomenon of ubiquitous so-called “vanity” plates, with the exception that these have been joined together to form full statements. Most of the statements are about automobiles and drivers.

It may be noted that each plate is rendered as a convincing entity and the groupings appear to be an assemblage of found objects. The license plate format is that of utilitarian objects transformed into functional objects wearing the mantle of “high art”. They open another territory in the development of Text Art.

In addition to the creation and fabrication of additional car related license plate groupings, I am researching and experimenting with other applications appropriate for the license plate format. I have already created additional series called “Art Quotes,” “New York Quotes” and “Artist Myths.”

I will display a large poster of these Car Quotes as well as one of the actual assemblages.

Acknowledgments

This project is funded by a Faculty Research Grant.

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Oct 30th, 2:00 PM Oct 30th, 3:00 PM

P-10 Car Quotes

Buller Hallway

The Car Quotes are a play on words, and most viewers, when confronted by these groupings, will at first see a random juxtaposition of weathered automobile plates from various countries and states. Many are humorous, but also pithy. Most observers do not realize each grouping is meant to be read as a statement, and many wonder where I found them; not knowing that I actually create them from vacuum formed styrene. The juxtaposition of colors, shapes and supposed origins make them visually engaging.

They refer to the phenomenon of ubiquitous so-called “vanity” plates, with the exception that these have been joined together to form full statements. Most of the statements are about automobiles and drivers.

It may be noted that each plate is rendered as a convincing entity and the groupings appear to be an assemblage of found objects. The license plate format is that of utilitarian objects transformed into functional objects wearing the mantle of “high art”. They open another territory in the development of Text Art.

In addition to the creation and fabrication of additional car related license plate groupings, I am researching and experimenting with other applications appropriate for the license plate format. I have already created additional series called “Art Quotes,” “New York Quotes” and “Artist Myths.”

I will display a large poster of these Car Quotes as well as one of the actual assemblages.