1 an exclusive artwork
“THIS PIECE was part of an outdoor installation I did in Marfa, Texas, which is a peculiar place. On the surface, it’s an art tourism destination because of Donald Judd’s museum, but behind the scenes, it’s a military town where Homeland Security is the main employer and part of a long military history: guns were smuggled across the border during the Mexican revolution, and then during WWII, the original museum building interned German prisoners. I also installed a bug zapper inside of a gallery, in front of one of the windows. All the bugs are attracted to the ultraviolet light, but they can’t get in, and if they do, they’ll be vaporized at any moment. I wanted to comment on the American Dream and Homeland Security. The hilarious thing is that when a bug is zapped, blood and guts can be sprayed up to two meters away. It’s possibly causing more of a problem than it’s solving.”
— Artist Charles Stankievech
Artist Charles Stankievech is on Wondereur because influential curators such as Sarah Milroy believe he is important and on the rise. The value of his art is expected to significantly increase in the next few years.
An original Mixed-Media by Toronto-based artist Charles Stankievech exclusively curated for Wondereur by influential art critic Sarah Milroy.