The Studio of Eric Valosin

Friday, May 10, 2013

Traffic Cones in Chelsea

Yesterday I had the pleasure of going to a silent viewing of Erik Sanner's talking traffic cone pieces in the show Urbane Decay at the Tria Gallery in Chelsea

The cones in the show would verbally persuade or dissuade you from drawing/erasing on their chalkboard and dry erase surfaces. They were great pieces, reaching beyond their initial playfulness to conjure up some real heavy issues like the ethics of respect, aesthetics and viewership, and posthumanism or thing theory. Nice job Erik!

Of course, no cone related day would be complete without a traffic cone viewing tour led by the master cone aesthete himself!

Thanks Erik for the invite to a great event!

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