Take a moment to check out this artifact from the life of 21-year-old Drey Fank, care of Ariel Kotker’s (Sculpture/Installation Fellow ’07) “His Room As He Left It” installation:
17 May 08
Git Up N’ Go Defibrillator Co.
A sticker Drey finds on a box at the Rest Home one day. He peels it off, takes it home and puts it on his bass guitar. He thinks it’s a band sticker for the metal band from Beam called “Luvstrikken”.
Ariel will exhibit in-progress selections from “His Room As He Left It” in the upcoming En Mass show at Boston Sculptors Gallery (May 21-June 22). When finished, Ariel’s installation will be a “walk-in novella,” a room filled with sculptures from Drey’s everyday life, stuff like a whiffle ball, Chevaline brand beer cans, a rabbit’s foot, and Oak Smokes cigarettes, all handmade and approximately life-size.
Ariel is documenting the project on an accompanying blog, and we asked if she’d let us put up her most recent post.
See more artifacts from Drey’s life in an intriguing video clip documenting Ariel’s project. And check out her work (as well as work by other Sculpture/Installations Fellows Alan Colby, Peggy Diggs, Matthew Hincman, and Nick Rodrigues) at En Mass at Boston Sculptors Gallery, May 21-June 22, 2008. Opening reception June 6 (First Friday), 6-9 PM.
Image: Ariel Kotker’s “Git Up N’ Go Defibrillator Co.”, acrylic inks on origami paper with added adhesive (2008). From the ongoing installation His Room As He Left It.