Alec Nevala-Lee

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John Chamberlain

When asked why he had used discarded automobile parts for much of his early work, [John Chamberlain’s] answer was that Michelangelo had had, apparently, a lot of marble sitting in his backyard, but junked automobiles were what Chamberlain found in his. Material was in that way instantly crucial again, regaining the tensions, the instant-to-instant recognition of the nature of what was in hand as mind took hold of it, that any art must have access to if it is to stay active.

—Robert Creeley, “On the Road: Notes on Artists and Poets 1950-1965”

Written by nevalalee

July 12, 2016 at 7:30 am

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