A MechaMerz Tableau is a work following in the footsteps of the great German Artist Kurt Schwitters.
Such an electro-mechanical art piece also appropriates ideas (and ideals) from (but not limited to):
Russian Constructivism, DaDa, the Work of Steph Gorkii, Jean Tinguely, and PoMo Elements.
"White Trash" is a digestion and distillation of the sculptor's experience of inexplicably finding himself back in his hometown of Custer Washington working in the Annex Art-Design-Invention studio. As well as a critique of the Contemporary Art Bubble.
The Term "The Contemporary Art Bubble" refers to the zeitgeist of contemporary art holding sway to profligate Bullshite, where artist statements become the regurgitated foie gras of the brilliance of foucalt and walter benjamin, where text has replaced the image, and where the image has become irrelevent.
A MechaMerz Tableau, while being composed of arcane technological elements (such as seventy year old sewing machine motors, vintage coffee cans, and teletype switches), and alluding to such schools of art that may be considered "obsolete" is in effect a self-swallowing critique.
On first sight, The ATPDDM may resemble a trash heap, which makes the artist smile to conceive of, but it must be realized that each aspect of this seemingly hobbled together work is meticulously placed while carefully studied.
Though the artist often uses a stream-of-conscious approach to this modus operandi of sculpting, he resources a vast encyclopedia of visual and historical knowledge built up during a lifetime of study.
It is the intention of this work that it will cause the viewer to consider issues of art history, contemporary problems of American Culture, A Disposable Society, where Culture is often desposed of in and of itself, and also to contemplate the current trajectory of Contemporary Art. Just where has it come from, where is it at, and just where is it really headed to? Do We like where it is headed?
Serious questions, important to be asked, and all the while the viewer can appreciate the visual pleasure of the sculptures' movement, its mechanico-visual action, a smile can be brought to the lips while a seed of consideration and contemplation is planted in the brain...
Kody Bosch, Sculptor, hopes to achieve "mechanical assemblage" having been fascinated by the idea of adding kineticism to assemblage for some time
A viewer in a gallery operates one of Tinguely's drawing machines.
Look how happy she is! Art suffers from being too serious. It is stripped of its humanity, and therein becomes irrelevent.
Serious Concepts and ideas and fun and play needn't be mutually exclusive.
Art does not equal coldness.
An Electro-Mechanical Sculpture investigating properties of light and space by French Dadaist Marcel Duchamp
Still, this in no way was a stopping block in one of the most incredible decades long collaborations in art history.
Resulting in an incredible body of awe-inspiring work, often monumental in scale and scope.
A Collage by Celebrated American Artist, and close personal friend of Mr. Bosch, Steph Gorkii.
A longtime mentor, teacher, peer, one of the greatest inspirations to, and dear friend of Kody J. Bosch
Steph Gorkii has also carefully and meticulously secured his place withing the pantheon of the great artists of times past, and the time present
Who was heavily inspired by The Cubist and De Stijl Art/Design Movements. Especially early on in his career.
And sought, through a childlike lens and naivete to add movement to art, while never trivializing it, merely adding another dimension, and creating a new media and mode that has only been begun to be explored some half-a-century later...