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Throws Left

A work made of inkjet print, from the series "a history of graph paper;" artist proof 1/2 from an edition of 3 + 2aps.
© 2014 John Houck

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  • A work made of inkjet print, from the series "a history of graph paper;" artist proof 1/2 from an edition of 3 + 2aps.

Date:

2014

Artist:

John Houck
American, born 1977

About this artwork

John Houck creates works that simultaneously embrace and resist digital technology through the use of repetitive processes. To make Throws Left Houck began with a childhood artifact—a box of baseball cards—that for him served as a tool for exploring memory outside of psychoanalysis. The artist first photographed the cards and their box in the manner of a commercial studio arrangement. He then used the resulting print as the backdrop for a new image of the same objects, repeating this process several times while modifying the composition or object in each iteration. The final image appears collaged or digitally altered but is in fact free of any such interventions. Instead, the spatially puzzling, multilayered composition reflects the idea that memory is rarely a product of systematized facts or data.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

John Houck

Title

Throws Left

Place

United States (Object made in)

Date

Made 2014

Medium

Inkjet print, from the series "A History of Graph Paper;" artist proof 1/2 from an edition of 3 + 2APs

Dimensions

75 × 57 cm (image/paper, appro×./sight); 78.1 × 60.3 × 3.8 cm (30 3/4 × 23 3/4 × 1 1/2 in., frame)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Larry Marx; Barbara and Lawrence Spitz Acquisition Fund

Reference Number

2015.75

Copyright

© 2014 John Houck

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