Family

1994

Object

Artist

Alan Rath, American, 1959
Born: Cincinnati, OH
Work Locations: San Francisco, CA

Country

Object Info

Object: sculpture
Not currently on view
Object ID: 2001.845

Medium/Technique

CRT monitors, suitcase, handcuffs, chain, fluorescent lamp, and electronics

Credit

Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum
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More Info

Dimensions

height: 35 in, 88.9000 cm; width: 36 in, 91.4400 cm; depth: 68 in, 172.7200 cm

Department

Modern and Contemporary Art

Extended Info

Alan Rath channels his technological expertise into making art that asserts the power of the individual in an electronic world. Unlike many technologically based artists, Rath is a confirmed object-maker whose appealingly awkward creations remind viewers that humans understand the world primarily in terms of the body. The chattering mouths and packed suitcases of Family allude to common, if sometimes uncomfortable, experiences, and the piece is a witty yet sympathetic metaphor for the ties that bind us together.

 

© Alan Rath

Exhibition History

  • "BLINK! Light, Sound and Moving Image"—Denver Art Museum, 03/10/2011 - 04/30/2011