Sean Duffy: New Work. From Jul 18th through Oct 12th, 2008.Los Angeles-based artist Sean Duffy, best known for fusing multiple turntables into functional, mutant single players, has created a site-specific installation for his solo show at Miami Art Museum.
According to Peter Boswell, Assistant Director of Programs and Senior Curator at the museum, “At the center of Duffy’s work is a fascination with the phenomenon of repetition, the cyclical reoccurrence of movements in popular culture as well as in art, and such connected strategies as recycling and sampling. From these explorations Duffy questions the relationships between the original and the copy, between the authentic and the knock-off, and the sense of detachment that happens each time something is repeated or recycled.”
Sean Duffy is organized by Miami Art Museum and curated by Peter Boswell as part of New Work, a series of projects by leading contemporary artists. Duffy’s residence in Miami in conjunction with his show at the museum is being sponsored by The Fountainhead Residency, which provides artists from around the world, working in any medium, the opportunity and space to live and work in Miami for up to two months.
Duffy received his BA from the University of California in San Diego and an MFA from the University of California at Irvine. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Luckman Gallery, California State University Los Angeles; Arizona State University Art Museum; and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. He has exhibited at the Orange County Museum of Art; Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Studio Museum in Harlem; Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, and at the Santa Monica Museum of Art.
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