23 September 2010

#40 (Instructional Painting)

Instructions to make a painting, passed from student to student in my art theory class, as in "The Exquisite Corpse" exercise, in response to Sol Lewitt's "Paragraphs on Conceptual Art."

1. Draw a symmetrical shape with and(sic) asymmetrical one.
2. Must include at least 4 sets of dotted lines
3. Draw an arrow shape around directions one and two- place one + two within the arrow
4. Draw a symmetrical shape to enclose one + two + three
5. Cover ½ of #1-4 with white acrylic paint OR duplicate 1-4
6. (if you want to do both you need to get permission from minimum 10 students who made the rules on Sept. 22 2010
7. It must be made from one continuous line
8. But the line has two(sic) be getting thicker gradually
9. Draw a line above the thickest part of the previous line
10. Draw a line connecting to end points of #8
11. Erase It all
12. Sign the work of art T.N.2010 with a red marker

(From an idea proposed by Forest Allread.)

21 August 2010


Make observations about Ding Ren making observations about visitors to SAAM.

25 July 2010

#38 (Rotten-Crash)

Post your snail-mail in comments & I’ll send you both postcards.
Quantities limited. Photography © Copyright 1980 by Gary Leonard.

29 May 2010

#37 (Stella Suit)

Sent to "Frank Stella Clothiers" via email:

Dear Mr. Stella,

Please cut up "Marriage of Reason and Squalor" & make me a double-breasted suit, two pair of pants without cuffs.

Many thanks,

24 April 2010

#36 (For Jorge Pardo)

Make as exact a copy of an Ikea lamp as possible, then smuggle it in to Ikea and place it among the others. (Conceived in collaboration with my art theory class.)