Canadian artist Alan Belcher has turned the Apple’s Preview JPEG icon into a shiny 3-D block, or, as he elegantly puts it — the ephemeral nature of the universal jpeg has been addressed, and the default Jpeg icon has been solidified into a standard image surrogate — creating thus the ultimate photo-object. Titled simply ” ____.jpg”, these digital–turned–physical icons got the form of glazed ceramic tiles (25.4 x 19.4 x 7 cm each) and were manufactured in China in series of 125. Each is numbered, dated and signed by the artist.
If you think –as we do– that they might be fun to experience in real, drop @ Marianne Boesky Gallery in NY. They are currently on display there as part of group show 25 Years of Talent, curated by Michelle Grabner.