Whitney Biennial 2012

Solo en Inglès

Kids can hear directly from artists as they talk about the thoughts, processes, and ideas behind their work in the 2012 Whitney Biennial exhibition.


Vincent Fecteau (b. 1969), _Untitled_, 2011. Gypsum cement, resin clay, and synthetic-polymer paint, 16 x 24 x 23 1/2 in. (40.6 x 61 x 59.7 cm). Collection of the artist. © Vincent Fecteau; courtesy Galerie Buchholz, Berlin; greengrassi, London; Matthew Marks, New York. Photograph by Ian Reeves

NARRATOR: Take a look at these sculptures by San Francisco artist Vincent Fecteau. To create them, he uses different kinds of clay and plaster, and then paints them with bright, bold colors. Walk around the sculptures and look at them from different angles. Think about how the artist has transformed these different materials into works of art—by stretching, folding, and molding them.

Fecteau talks about how he gets inspired to make this work:

VINCENT FECTEAU: Well I usually start off thinking about a form that I’m interested in. So it could be something that I see like the shape of a car, or the shape of a building, the shape of a tree alongside a building, a line... And I usually start with that form in mind, knowing that it will change over time. And so I start with a form, I change that form, I change it again, I change it again.