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Untitled Project: Seasonal Economies

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Untitled Project: SIGN [Dollar Store], 2012 Enamel on Carved Wood 32 X 144 X 18 Inches © conrad bakker
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Untitled Project: SIGN [Dollar Store], 2012 Enamel on Carved Wood 32 X 64 X 5 Inches © conrad bakker
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Untitled Project: FALL SALE, 2012 Oil on Carved Wood/maple Variable © conrad bakker
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Untitled Project: FALL SALE (detail), 2012 Oil on Carved Wood/maple Variable © conrad bakker
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Untitled Project: CIRCULAR [Dollar General, September 4-29], 2012 Oil on Carved Wood 1/2 X 11 3/4 X 8 1/4 Inches © Conrad Bakker
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Untitled Project: Vermont Life [Fall 1969], 2012 Oil on Carved Wood 11 1/8 X 16 1/2 X 1/2 Inches © conrad bakker
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Untitled Project: Maple Syrup/Barter, 2012 Oil on Carved Wood Variable © conrad bakker
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Untitled Project: Maple Syrup/Barter, 2012 Oil on Carved Wood, Maple Syrup Variable © conrad bakker
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Untitled Project: eBay>Postcard>Vermont, 2012 Oil on Panel 5 1/4 X 8 X 1/2 Inches © conrad bakker
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Untitled Project: eBay>Postcards>Vermont, 2012 Oil on Panel Variable © conrad bakker
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Untitled Project: EAMES ARMSHELL ROCKER [Walden], 2012 Oil on Carved Maple 28 X 25 X 28 Inches © conrad bakker
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Untitled Project: EAMES ARMSHELL ROCKER [Walden] , 2012 Oil on Carved Maple Variable © conrad bakker
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Untitled Project: SIGN [Relax and Take Your Fucking Time], 2010-12 Oil on Carved Wood Variable © conrad bakker
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exhibition view + Untitled Project: SIGN [Relax and Take Your Fucking Time] , 2012
Untitled Project: Seasonal Economies
Curated by: Steve Budington

135 Church Street
Burlington, VT 05401
September 14th, 2012 - November 24th, 2012
Opening: September 14th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.burlingtoncityarts.org/bcacen...
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
kmacon@ci.burlington.vt.us
PHONE:  
802.865.7166
TAGS:  
installation, conceptual, realism, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

For the last 15 years, artist Conrad Bakker has been working on a series of Untitled Projects that complicate, reflect on and celebrate the life of objects. Bakker creates hand-carved and painted facsimiles of familiar objects, from mid-century modernist furniture to garage-sale collectibles. The artist then inserts these painted, wooden “decoys” into real markets, from eBay auctions and mail-order catalogues to pyramid schemes and spam sales websites. For Untitled Project: Seasonal Economies, Bakker responds to Vermont’s seasonal and local marketplaces. Here, maple sugaring, fall foliage tour packages and vintage Vermont collectibles are considered in relation to other markets, from barter systems to dollar stores. Conrad Bakker has exhibited his work nationally and internationally at Tate Modern (London), Galerie Analix Forever (Geneva), the New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York) and many other venues. Artist Steve Budington guest curates this exhibition.