Olafur Eliasson and Minik Rosing 'London Ice Watch' 2018-19
Nicola Siebert Patel
The primary material for the nineteenth show by the Dogma 19 Artists is sticky dots
The exhibition opened online on 10th May 2023.
Claire Michel ‘It sold for $120,000’ 2023. Banana and three red sticky dots. Digital photograph on A3 paper, edition of three
‘It sold for $120,000’
This work is a direct reference to "Comedian", an artwork made by Maurizio Cattelan in 2019. The original sculpture consists of a fresh banana affixed to the wall with duct tape. The artist made an edition of three which were sold for $120,000 each. Here, the three red dots refer to the infamous red sticky dots used to mark sold artworks in galleries and art fairs.
Gail Theis ‘Umbilicus’ 2023. Transparent sticky dots on paper. 29.5cm x 30.5cm.
Join the dots, A to Z, mother to foetus.
Cells multiply and grow, conception to birth.
Hamish Pringle ‘Full stop’ 2023. Arial Bold type on paper with a stack of sticky dots. Digital photo print 19cm x 19cm.
As a punctuation mark the full stop has power – it puts an end to a sentence.
If you dictate a sentence with punctuation, the words ‘full stop’ have an onomatopoeic quality.
A red sticky dot applied to an artwork says ‘sold’ and puts a full stop to anyone else wanting to buy it.
Here a stack of sticky dots makes a ‘full’ stop to create a physical ending.
Nicola Siebert Patel
Nicola Siebert Patel ‘When you're smiling’ 2023. Face paint and sticky dots. Digital photo print 16cm x 16cm.
‘When you're smiling’
The iconic smiley face was originally designed in the 60s as a logo for an insurance company (State Mutual Life Insurance Company of Worcester Massachusetts) for a promotional campaign. The logo was hijacked by American counter-culture in the 70s before becoming associated with the acid house movement in late 80s. Today we use many variations of the smiley face in emogis. The eyes are one of our greatest forms of communication, so in line with the title of this exhibition 'Anec(dot)e', the sticky dots over the eyes tell a story.