American Craft on Tim Tate & Marc Petrovic Collaborations


Sins Under Glass
The April/May issue of American Craft magazine has an 8 page review of Tim Tate & Marc Petrovic‘s collaborative work.

Tim Tate & Marc Petrovic
photo by Pete Duvall/Anything Photographic

The article, written by American Craft‘s Senior Editor, Julie Hanus; with photos by Pete Duvall of Anything Photographic, talks of “Connectivity and collaboration” and the ways they are molding our lives. The author profiles in-depth their two recent joint works
Apothecarium Moderne and Seven Deadly Sins, and how, within the two works, Marc and Tim are model­­ing one vision of the interconnected future of art: genuine collaboration.

Above: Two works from the Seven Deadly Sins series.

Shattered found pottery lends sculptural interest to
Wrath. For the finial, Marc made a tiny maple rolling pin on a lathe. Visually, I like the look of Envy a lot,” says Marc. They designed the piece around the video concept: a creepy eye, peering through a keyhole. Each piece is loaded with detail. The green finial that sits atop Envy, for example, is a cast-glass likeness of Michael Janis, a tongue-in-cheek poke at an artist with whom Tim shares workspace at the Washington Glass School (…or is it?). The tiny gate is Marc’s handiwork – a rare opportunity to exercise a long-ago minor in metals, he says. His wife, artist Kari Russell-Pool (with whom Marc also has collaborated), lent a hand with the grass.

Above: “Vanity” from the Seven Deadly Sins series
blown and cast glass, camera and audio soundwave electronics, found objects

In Vanity, a small video screen displays the image of all who approach. Peek into this technological mirror and a recorded voice gushes, “You look wonderful. Have you lost weight? You look younger every time I see you.”
Drawing in viewers to interact with the work is, arguably, the pièce de résistance of their collaborative process – the sharing of a work that transforms everyone who sees it into an active participant.

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"Dead or Alive" Exhibition at MAD Update


The Apothecarium Moderne Marc Petrovic/Tim Tate

Readers of the WGS blog might remember earlier postings about Tim Tate & Marc Petrovic’s collaborative work ” The Apothecarium Moderne” that was part of the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) exhibition “Dead or Alive: Nature Becomes Art”.

The museum’s curators just received notice that the International Art Critics Association (AICA) will be giving the exhibition an award. These awards are given in recognition of the exceptional and important work in the visual arts contributed that year by artists, curators, gallerists, writers, scholars, and cultural institutions. Past winners include the nation’s most important and innovative art institutions. Last year they included the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Los Angeles County Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art among others. The award ceremony will take place on March 14, 2011 at Cooper Union’s Rose Auditorium in New York City.

Category: Architecture or Design Show
Title: Dead or Alive: Nature Becomes Art
Institution: The Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Dates: April 27 – October 24, 2010
Curators: Chief Curator David Revere McFadden and Senior Curator Lowery Stokes Sims

Congrats to all the artists and the museum!

Petrovic & Tate Talk!

>New York’s Museum of Arts And Design current exhibition Dead or Alive features a collaborative artwork piece by Marc Petrovic and Tim Tate.

Apothecarium Moderne by Tim Tate & Marc Petrovic
photograph by Anything Photographic

The two artists discuss their collaboration and the story behind the artwork in a video made by the Museum of Arts and Design.

Click on image to jump to video of Tim Tate & Marc Petrovic.