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Gina Telcocci

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20160306004819-gtelcocci_as_donut
donut, 2015 Reed, Plaster 15.5” X 15” X 5.5” © GinaTelcocci
20160306004815-gtelcocci_as_adaptor_2_
new adaptor, 2015 Reed, Plaster, Mixed 21.5” X 7.5” Dia. © GinaTelcocci
20160306004805-gtelcocci_as_ester_notapipe_
Esme with love & squalor, 2016 Reed, Plaster, Mixed 22” Dia. X 22” X 17” © GinaTelcocci
20160306004801-gtelcocci_as_carcass
carcass, 2013 Wire, Paper, Mixed 6" X 14" X 8" © Gina Telcocci
20160306004756-gtelcocci_as_transplant
transplant, 2016 Drift Plywood, Found Wood, Mixed Media 19” X 17” X 8” © Gina Telcocci
20160307014028-gtelcocci_as_longweight_a
long weight, 2015 Reed, Plaster, Wood, Mixed Media 13" X 10" X 7" © Gina Telcocci
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confabulation, 2015 Reed, Plaster, Mixed Media, Sound 9" X 7" X 7" © Gina Telcocci
20150225152606-gina
calling, 2015 Rattan, Plaster, Found Objects, Sound 16" Dia. © ginatelcocci
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happy housewife, 2015 Reed, Plaster, Mixed Media, Audio 114" Dia. X 19" © ginatelcocci
20140305040402-g_telcocci_botanical_studies__a_
botanical studies, 2014 Wire, Paper
20140305040509-copy_g_telcocci_monkey_paw1
monkey paw 1 , 2014 Wire, Paper 8" X 3" X 3" © Gina Telcocci
20140305040458-gtelcocci_jacaranda_copy_b
jacaranda pod, 2014 Wire, Paper 6" X 7" X 3" © Gina Telcocci
20150225154832-gtelcocci_datura__1
datura, 2014 Wire, Paper 8" X 6" X 6" © Gina Telcocci
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Professor Grace MiraceWorks case of 7 sensesse, 2013 Wood, Mixed Media 10" X 28" Dia. © Gina Telcocci
20150225155903-gtelcocci_listen
listen, 2013 Mixed Media 8" 6" Dia. © Gina Telcocci
20150225155916-gtelcocci_seeing
seeing, 2013 Mixed Media 6" X 3" X 3" © Gina Telcocci
20150225155921-gtelcocci_minda
mind, 2013 Wire, Paper, Found Object 7" X 7" X 7" © Gina Telcocci
20140219215426-g_telcocci_case_of_amulets___devices__cafe_
Professor Grace's MiracleWorks case of amulets & devices, 2013 Mixed Media 34" X 18" X 12" © Gina Telcocci
20140219220049-gtelcocci_ear_trumpet__cafe_
ear trumpet, 2013 Reed, Plaster, Mixed 6" X 14" X 8" © Gina Telcocci
20140219215939-gtelcocci_audio_balancing_device__cafe_
audio balancing device, 2013 Wood, Paper, Mixed 18" X 16" X 12" © Gina Telcocci
20140219220307-copy_of_g_telcocci_big__x
big X, 2012 Wood, Wire 28" X 22" X 19" © Gina Telcocci
20140219215624-gina_telcocci_10
seasong, 2012 Wire, Found Wood 22" Dia. X 31" © Gina Telcocci
20111203205243-gtelcoccishadabladdetail
shadablad (detail), 2011 Wire 38" X 18" X 18" © 2011
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shadablad
20111203212250-tgtelcocciadaptor2
adaptor, 2011 Reed, Driftwood, Mixed Media
20140219215121-g_telcocci_impulse_copy
impulse: from barbary to decadence in 150 years, 2010 Found Wood, Plaster, Wire 31" X 40" X 25" © Gina Telcocci
20140305035457-g_telcocci_muddedpod_cafe
20111203211326-gtelcocciphl_installation
here and past here, 2010 Willow, Tule Reed, Wood, Mixed Media Instalation 14' X 17' X 14'
20160323150329-gtelcocci_as_transplant
transplant, 2015 Driftwood, Mixed Media 17" X 19" X 8" © 2016Gina Telcocci
Quick Facts
Lives in
Oakland, CA
Works in
Oakland, CA, New Mexico
Schools
University of Colorado, Boulder
Representing galleries
Tags
organic, architectural installation, found-objects, environmental-arts, natural materials, basketry mixed-media, sculpture, mixed-media, modern
Statement

My art is made from humble, earthy, & found materials. Choosing forms and media intuitively, and working formally, I use contour, structure, texture, and other elements as vocabulary in making objects and installations. Maybe these objects can concentrate or distill impressions, feelings, associations, & ideas, so as to get at the awesomeness & mystery of life as a human on the planet, which is what I imagine my work is ultimately about.

Materials are chosen intuitively from those that present themselves in my world (drift-plywood, found objects, willow, roots, etc.) Sometimes the materials suggest a form, or a structure, or an idea. Or sometimes a shape seen out in the world is so compelling that I must imitate it, and then riff on it in different variations until I’m just done with it. Natural materials & discarded junk are acted on by time & the world. Their surfaces reveal something about their history; growth habits – life, death, & decay; or the life cycle of a made or manufactured object – conception, manufacture, who used it, what befell it over time, etc. Ancient processes of making (basketry, joinery, sewing & weaving) are profoundly rich in meaning & feeling. They are a connection to ancestors, and indication of the thread of ingenuity that runs through our shared humanoid history.

Bio:

Gina’s artwork has been exhibited widely across the US, Mexico, and in South Korea. Public commissions include the University of New Mexico/Los Alamos, Walnut Creek Library, and the recently renovated Potrero Hill Library, in San Francisco, CA. Telcocci has created temporary installations for public and private sites such as First Plaza, Albuquerque, NM; Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM; Pojoaque Pueblo and San Jose Canyon, NM; and for the City of Oakland’s Cultural Art Dept. programs. Telcocci has received numerous grants and awards, from, among others, the Pollock Krasner Foundation, Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, and the City Of Oakland. Her work is represented by GearBox Gallery in Oakland, CA, and Ernesto Mayans Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.

 

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