With cryptocurrency values shattering records and contentious upcoming changes to the bitcoin platform just weeks away, Bauch’s NEW MONEY series provides poignant commentary on the simultaneous freedom and volatility of rapidly developing digital currencies in an attempt to create highly tangible pieces of art from the abstract, ethereal virtual cash.
“Art History, Interrupted” brings together the work of three very different artists who each have a specific relationship of reinterpretation to the paragons of art history. Landscape, portraiture, and abstraction, expressed in variations of painting, sculpture, and photography -- these are the core genres and mediums that form the tectonic plates of imagic genres and classically-minded scholarly pursuits. In the hands of these three contemporary practitioners, the intentionality, expectations, techniques, and materiality of these genres are inverted and subverted in the most unexpected and captivating manners.
On Saturday January 30th Andy crowdsourced the creation of a huge, complex portrait of artist Chuck Close from 17,100 recycled LEGO pieces, inviting the 50,000 attendees of Night on Broadway to participate and help complete the work of art over 5 hours outside the Spring Arcade building.