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Wendy DesChene

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The Museum Label Project, 2008 Stickers Variable © wendy deschene
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The Butt Project, 2009 Unauthorized Projection As Large as It Will Shoot © wendy deschene
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The Butt Project, 2009 Unauthorized Projection As Large as It Will Shoot © Wendy Deschene
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The Butt Project, 2009 Unauthorized Projection As Large as It Will Shoot © Wendy Deschene
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The Butt Project, 2009 Unauthorized Projection As Large as It Will Shoot © Wendy Deschene
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Soap Factory Mural, 2009 Latex on Wall 50 Running Feet © wendy deschene
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The Talking Statues of Rome, 2010 Unauthorized Projection Size of the Statue © Wendy Deschene
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The Talking Statues of Rome, 2010 Unauthorized Projection The Size of the Current Statue © Wendy Deschene
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The Mona Lisa Project, 2008-2010 Sticker Project Installation © Wendy Deschene
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The Mona Lisa Project, 2008-2010 Sticker Project Installation © Wendy Deschene
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The Mona Lisa Project, 2008-2010 Sticker Project Installation © Wendy Deschene
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Linear Thinking Announcement
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
ontario
Birth year
02/12/75
Lives in
the world
Works in
the united states
Schools
Tyler School of Art (Temple university), 2002, mfa
Tyler School of Art, Rome, 2002, mfa
Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, 2003, mfa
Tags
mixed-media, installation, graffiti/street-art, conceptual, sculpture
Statement

Entropy of material and meaning in art occurred before my generation. What does that leave me as an art maker to create with but, the cooling bodies of my entire historical lineage? As an artistworking in America, this tradition represents Life Art, collaborative Happenings, Pop, Abstract Expressionism. etc… Luckily, this is a wide but almost schizophrenic array to pool my reactions into. These ideas once so formidable and radical, now lay barely alive on the life support of a museum wall. Wake art from its coma or as Oldenburg says get it off its ass. Not just one particular idea but all art, all movements simultaneously let them walk free. Frankenstein them into the new, something that they never could imagine they could be. Let art walk free, the beast to be.

Hence, art in this realm is hard to categorize: Is it a happening, an installation a painting, conceptual, documentary, public, academic sculpture or photography? Is it historical reactionism like Modernism or free styling hip - hop happening Postmodernism? Is it a mother, sister virgin or whore? Does it matter?

Art should roar once again, and not just to those who have the secret knowledge of the language of 15 foot stripes and squares of black, but to the butcher backer and candle stick maker, children, bikers and foe. Mission established. Bring forth your shovels and to the graveyard go forth, young Stella’s, go!

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