ARTPRIZE 2010 - Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 22 - October 10, 2010
PAPER MIGRATION - 16'high x 28'wide, DeVos Place
Artprize 2010 is an open art contest based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the world's largest art prize. 19 days, 192 venues, 1713 artists from 44 states and 21 countries, $474,000 in awards, 400,000+ votes cast.
Richard's work, Paper Migration, is composed of four large vertical panels - two black and two white, using Tyvek paper measuring a total of 16 ft high by 28 ft wide. It was a site-specific installation, created for this venue. It was cut by hand using an X-acto knife over a period of five weeks.
Richard Shipps is a Chicago-based artist. For the last year, he has been a resident artist at Coalition Gallery, sponsored by Chicago Artists' Coalition. His current one-man show can be viewed at the Pop-Up Art Loop Gallery located at 220 S Wabash, Chicago through the end of October.
His work focuses on the intersection of positive and negative imagery. He explores the boundaries between form and counter-form. Interlocking and individual patterns are revealed through subtle or sometimes jarring changes in relationship. Shapes migrate through a series of states to reveal the narrative.
rollin' 'em out
fluffing up the art
slide crossbars and battens into the pockets
top down view
getting ready to fly
check rigging lines
secure the hang points
fly little birds
finally in place
PRODUCTION IN PROCESS
Richard Shipps, Chicago, IL (773) 325-2222 studio, (773) 325-2223 fax, firstname.lastname@example.org