Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Rube Goldberg's Ghost Glass Curtain Gallery 1104 S. Wabash Ave Chicago, IL 60605 Feburary 28– May 4, 2013 Reception: Thursday, Feburary 28, 5-7pm Autohaemorrhaging Actuator, a kinetic, interactive installation by Chicago artist Mark Porter,
Mark Porter : Autohaemorrhaging Actuator : Nov 9 – Dec 22, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
Friday, June 15, 2012
Autohaemorrhaging Actuators, Recent Kinetic Sculptures and Preliminary Drawings by Mark Porter June 10-July 3, 2012 Peanut Gallery, 1000 N. California Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 http://peanutgallerychicago.com/ http://markportersculpture.com/home.html Autohaemorrhaging Actuators is a collection of recent preliminary drawings and kinetic sculptures which mimic biological functions and human/animal behaviors such as demarcation- the process of marking of one’s personal territory and autohaemorrhaging- the action of animals deliberately ejecting blood from the body as a defensive tactic. All of the works are thematically centered on the process of ejecting internal fluids with the purpose of creation, territorial marking, masking and rejection. Chicago-based artist Mark Porter creates mechanical, kinetic sculptures that act as prototypes through the fusion of custom-made and found objects and preliminary drawings with graphite, paint, wintergreen oil transfer and aluminum. Front image: detail image of Autohaemorrhaging Actuator #2, 2012, aluminum, electric motor, air pump, plexi-glass, steel, glass and pigmented fluid. "Peanut Gallery is a space for creative collaboration, experimentation, exhibition and good, old-fashioned mingling. Their goal is to connect creative people with one another and nurture a vibrant, inclusive community of artists and intellectuals."