Eye Candy (11)
By: Peggy Nelson | Categories: Haw-Haw, Kudos, Sculpture

Eye Candy is back!

Today we are featuring copies and miniatures, and sometimes both, or all, at once; inspired by the photograph that somewhat improbably adorns the hallway of the local gym:

[Sage Sohier, Sculptor with model of Chuck Close in his summer studio, Norwalk, CT, 2005]

We’ll start with this nested photograph by Sage Sohier of sculptor Joe Fig creating a model of painter Chuck Close who combines colorforms-style design elements into large-scale pixilated portraits. Or, to put it another way, photograph(sculpture(painting(portrait(design)))).

[Joe Fig, Chuck Close: Summer 2004 (detail), 2005]

Sohier investigates extra-art models, as well.

[Sage Sohier, Surgeon with molds of hands he has repaired, Brookline, MA, 2002]

[Sage Sohier, Man working on his miniature barn (a replica of the barn at Shelburne Farms, VT); Shelburne, VT, 2004.]

Jumping back to the art world, Joe Fig offers his action figure of Action Jackson:

[Joe Fig, Jackson Pollock, 2008]

As well as the following reflections on history painting:

[Joe Fig, Study for the Campaign of France, 2010]

Finally, we will leave you with this living room of show poodles watching (what else?) a video of show poodles:

[Sage Sohier, Woman in her living room with show poodles, Auburn, NH, 2002]


More wonderful weirdness awaits:

Joe Fig’s portfolio.
Sage Sohier’s portfolio.



Peggy Nelson is Arts Editor at HiLobrow, covering art, art-makers, and the virtual life; she was also HiLobrow's first Artist in Residence. She is a new media artist whose work involves fractured narratives in film, augmented reality, Twitter, and even objects on occasion. Follow her on Twitter at @otolythe.