Glitter Box

 

     
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Chris Sollars
Glitter Box
Aug 7 - Sept 7 2010


Glitterbox Presents Chris Sollars a solo exhibition of sculptures, photographs, and videos installed in and around Glitterbox. Ian Colon, director of Glitterbox and who has worked with FiveSevenDelle Project Space and The Butcher Shop in Boston, was initially attracted to Chris Sollars work through his apartment gallery 667Shotwell and the similarities of his practice to Fred Wilson; notorious for his ”Mining the Museum” project at the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore, showed how malleable the material of present artifacts can be.

By opening GlitterBox to the work of Chris Sollars we hope to allow the viewer to decide where the work ends and begins and give them a lens through which to see what was previously thought of as banal as potentially intentional and valuable. At Glitterbox, Sollars has mined Ian Colon’s collection of works, objects, and archive into an exhibition that creates portrait of the artist, the owner and his space.

     
     
Bedroom    
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Nothing Like the Real Thing 2010

Fleece blanket digital print laying on bed of Ian Laying on his bed. 48” x 64”

     
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Two Left Hands 2010

12” x 19” c print of my two left hands hung over framed LP of John Coltrane's greatest years with nails painted with nail polish.

     
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Drive By Sequence 2010

Photo & Print Collaged Image Sequence from Ian's bedroom photos and images.

     
     
Living Room    
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Bosom 2010
All pink suitcase, umbrella, and hat.

Prodigal Son 2010
Chris with Bosom Sculpture
8"x10" c print framed on wall near sculpture

 
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Dual Hair Tie Portrait 2010
Chris & Ian 8"x10" c-prints

     
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The Magnificent Obsession 2010
3 piece sculpture

Come Blow Your Horn 2010
Fox Hunt Painting, Bugle, and Flowers

 
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Before the Red Desert 2010
Photo Collage

Bubo scandiacus (snowy owl) with lamp and limb 2010
Branch, framed photo, framed photo of photo and lamp

     
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Enter the Lion into Rosseau's Dream 2010

Table, printed cloth, Photo, poster, Lion and candybar.

 
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Bouquet 2010

Paintings of Flowers, Fake Flowers, covered with plastic spiders.

     
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Pride 2010

Portrait Paintings and Party Balls

     
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Self Taken Fate Lines 2010

Self Taken 15” x 20” C Print, Globe, 2 Carl Sagan’s Cosmos Books under Lamp

     
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Dumbo's Pink Elephant Dream 2010

Pink Elephant, silver stars, and roach

     
     
Living Room Videos    
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2 Channel Loop 2010

2 channel video loop of the following videos.

     
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Glitterbox Chris Sollars Promo 2010

Survey of works 56 second promo for show
cut to Quadrospazzed by Thee Oh Sees off their album The Master's Bedroom Is Worth Spending A Night In.

     
album
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IAN LP Portrait 2010

Portrait of Ian Colon through his portraits in his LP collection.

     
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Colon Pattern Loop 2010

Crash zooms of patterns from Ian's home and clothes with Oh Sees Drone soundtrack.

     
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580 Glass Meditation 2010

Reflected glass meditation portraits of Ian, Chris, and a gnome looking out a window at the 580 car traffic.

     
     
Hallway    
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United 2010

16” x20” C Print

     
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Fatal Attraction 2010

Lipstick Print, Piggy Bank inside Ghost Head

     
     
Bathroom    
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Penguin Island 2010

Assorted Penguin Toys in Bathtub

     
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Neck Tie 2010 (left)
c print

Neptune’s Horses in the Gulf of Mexico
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Photo, Print Collage

     
     
580 Platform    
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USA Drop Kick 2010

USA soccer ball frozen in block of ice, melts and waits to drop.

     
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