Artworks
Installation Documentation
2016
Taxidermy, mdf, portrait backdrop, logs
105"x97"x90"
2016
Pigment Print
45”x30”
2016
Pigment Print
9.5x14
2012
Pigment Print
9.5x14"
2013

Image 8 - Cats

Video
1 min, played in loop
2014
Installation: photographs, Drawings, tape, animal magazine cut outs
documentation of installation, dimensions variable
2014
artist book
5.5x4.25” folded, 11x17" unfolded, 8 pages, edition of 500
2013
archery target and tape
10x41x37"
2015

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  • This is a sketch of what one of the monoliths might look like installed near Central Ave and 28th St, NE, in Minneapolis the former site of Sandy Lake.
  • Lex Thompson updated the Artwork Lily (Quartz)
    These photographs of crystals and minerals were made in Mia’s Period Rooms. Within the series there are ten images, one for each of the young women characters in Ruskin’s The Ethics of the Dust, where he uses crystallography to teach ethics and aesthetics. These images become portraits by photographing the crystal subjects of the text, which are moral and aesthetic agents just as are his pupils are. They are photographed in an interior that echoes the space of the instruction.
  • As he grew unable to travel, Ruskin sent students to make drawings of things in Europe that he had repeatedly drawn. In this series of drawings, I copy Ruskin’s drawings of rocks. I am drawing them with rocks, which will be displayed alongside the drawings. The rocks I use are minerals that “streak” when scrapped along unglazed porcelain. This is a common practice in geology to narrow identification of minerals according to their streak color. Since many minerals streak the same color, or …
  • This book utilizes lists of Maxwell’s specimens to create a nineteenth-century style natural history folio. I cut animal images and paste them onto each entry in the catalog. Combing through existing books and images (a contemporary mediated searching) mimics Maxwell’s hunting in the field. The animals are pasted onto chroma-key green rectangles, a background of cinematic, imagined potential, to highlight their extraction from the environment.
  • Lex Thompson updated the Artwork Re-Model
    This installation included two related works, Portrait of Mabel Maxwell, c. 1868-1869, Pigment Print, (2016); and On The Plains and Among The Peaks, Taxidermy, MDF, portrait backdrop, logs, 105"x97"x90" (2016).
  • top view
  • Lex Thompson updated the Artwork DEER BLIND
    from the series Frame Drag The front and back cover depict "trophy walls" of animal photos cut from a daily calendar. The interior pages show a progression of photographs of my son taping over a photograph of a deer, gradually covering the deer up to his antlers, concluding with the taping of the adjacent light switch. The book can be unfolded to reveal the back of the sheet, containing an enlarged image of the deer from the “trophy wall”. The book’s owner may continue the activity by tapi…
  • from the series Frame Drag
  • Lex Thompson updated the Artwork Cats
    from the series Frame Drag