Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Profile No. 2 SEAN DUFFY is ready!

After a year or so in the making, our second edition of the Front Forty Profiles Series is now ready for YOU!

No. 2 features Sean Duffy, a sculptor and installation artist based in Los Angeles. Duffy's work is accompanied by a nice essay written by Doug Harvey who is a writer/critic as well as curator/artist also based in L.A. The book also features a solid "Q&A" between Sean and Veronica Fernandez of Fine Art Advising Services (of L.A. too).

Duffy's work is an interesting mix of high art and American consumer culture as personified by genre specific magazines and records, cars, furniture, graphics, and the like. He conflates ideas of "high" and "low" while skewing our preconceptions. Of particular interest are his repainting projects where he takes objects and painstakingly repaints them exactly the same as they were- for instance painting the tires black and metal silver on the tires and metal of a motorcycle. Duffy is famous for his array of turntables that have been modified with additional tonearms. He uses sound, light, appropriation, screen printing, whatever it takes, to make work that pushes viewers into a new contemplation of something we usually recognize as familiar.

The book has a full color insert of a special "Sean Duffy and the Front Forty Press" album cover created just for the profile. Book collectors also get a link to a page on our F40 site that has video of Duffy's turntables and more to hear in real time the sound of the many tonearms playing albums.

Come see for yourself:

Tell your friends! Support the arts and collect this book today!