Flavin’s “Hot Rod” and Judd’s Fetish

Lamp: 15” x 13” x 37”   //   Table: 16” x 16” x 18”
Powder coated rebar and steel, enameled light bulbs and epoxy clay

Inspired by Anne Chave’s critical writings about artists like Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, and others within the minimalist movement. Chave describes the artists as a brute force physically seizing over the gallery space. They would often do so in the language of heavy industrialized materials while being aloof from the manufacturing process. I then took symbolic works of the artists and eroticized them. These works are Hot Rod, a single light bulb at a 45-degree angle that seems to be erected, and one of Judd’s many cubes which he constantly asserted were not tables.