Sunday, December 13, 2009

Review in the Buffalo Spree

My Coffee Cup Conveyor Belt Calendar got a great review in the Buffalo Spree. Here's what the author, Bruce Adams, had to say about it: 

"Entering the main room visitors are confronted with Alicia Eggert’s Coffee Cup Conveyor Calendar, a mixed media sculptural piece and exhibition-length performance of such subversive brilliance that it stops you in your tracks. Dozens of unfired cast porcelain replicas of Solo paper cups, the kind with the plastic lids provided in coffee shops, are stacked in cardboard carryout holders against the wall. Mounted on the wall is a gear-driven conveyor belt with a week’s worth of cups lined up. Yellow sticky notes label each cup: today; tomorrow; the day after tomorrow; the day after that, and so on. Every day the belt advances and a cup falls off the end and shatters on the floor. The gallery staff loads another cup and the process continues. A scathing commentary on consumerism? A lamentation over the impermanence of mass-produced products? A visual rumination on mounting landfills? Or is Eggert commenting on the repetitive monotony of daily routine, how we mark time through our compulsive habits? Maybe all of these and more, but the work’s greatest impact comes from the disquieting spectacle of hand-cast ceramic objects purposefully destroyed … in a “craft” show."

Read the entire review here.

1 comment:

McGuff said...

awesome! Don't let the all the subversive brilliance go straight to your head. ;)

congrats you!