Dan Gunn

Images

Installation view, UBS 12 × 12: New Artists/New Work: Dan Gunn, MCA Chicago, Sep 3–Oct 2, 2011. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Dan Gunn, Multistable Picture Fable, 2010. Mixed media (furniture parts, plywood, lycra, burlap, minerals, acrylic, spray-paint, colored pencil, faux paneling, marbles, glass, Plexiglas, basketry, hardware, oil on canvas, ribbon, glue and glitter, and a gate lock); overall dimensions variable, Courtesy of the artist.
Dan Gunn, Multistable Picture Fable, 2010. Mixed media (furniture parts, plywood, lycra, burlap, minerals, acrylic, spray-paint, colored pencil, faux paneling, marbles, glass, Plexiglas, basketry, hardware, oil on canvas, ribbon, glue and glitter, and a gate lock); overall dimensions variable, Courtesy of the artist.
Dan Gunn, Trickster Mechanism No.1, 2011. Fabric, wood, acrylic paint, wire, and mirrored acrylic; 83 × 42 in. (210.8 × 106.7 cm), Courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery.
Dan Gunn, Trickster Mechanism No.2, 2011. Vinyl fabric, glitter, wood, acrylic, and enamel paint with peacock feather; 62 × 48 in. (157.5 × 121.9 cm), Courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery.
Installation view, UBS 12 × 12: New Artists/New Work: Dan Gunn, MCA Chicago, Sep 3–Oct 2, 2011. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, UBS 12 × 12: New Artists/New Work: Dan Gunn, MCA Chicago, Sep 3–Oct 2, 2011. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.

About

Dan Gunn’s abstract objects simultaneously inhabit the realms of both painting and sculpture. In his three-dimensional compositions and installations, he explores perceptual phenomena using materials such as glitter, tinsel, chair caning, holographic paper, and patterned fabrics. His structures echo forms of display and domesticity while incorporating familiar found objects. For his 12 × 12 presentation, Gunn explores the “depth” of painting by embedding a series of objects in a large horizontal surface.

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