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David Fullarton makes pictures with words on them.

Sisyphus Office – a group show in Houston, TX.

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What my bit of the show is calledSisyphus Office is an exhibition organized by San Francisco based artist, curator, and co-founder of The Thing Quarterly, Jonn Herschend and based out of Skydive, a Houston, Texas gallery.

The artists involved in the project are collaborating with businesses and offices in and around Houston in order to highlight art as an integral and necessary distraction in our day to day life. The artists and offices involved in Sisyphus Office are working physically and conceptually with the notions of existentialism, capitalism, artistic romanticism and deadpan slapstickism as a means to examine the artifice that keeps us clinging to reality and distracted from the void. Sisyphus Office is about punching the clock, and then punching it again…but harder the second time. It’s about transcending the mundane through the beauty and absurdity of distraction. It’s about recognizing the comedy in the tragedy of the day to day… and then waking up again to do the same thing all over again the next morning.

My somewhat hastily assembled contribution to this group show is a so-called “installation” in the offices of Houston radio station 90.1 KPFT. It’s entitled What I do at work when I’m supposed to be working.  and it consists of a bunch of small, abject text-based artworks made entirely from office supplies. These are pinned up randomly around the shabby looking office, hopefully to be stumbled upon in amongst all the existing notices, flyers and memos that were plastered all over the walls and noticeboards. More details here:  

A couple of the artworks from my installation.

A couple of the artworks from my installation.


Written by David

May 14, 2009 at 11:17 am

Posted in Art News

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