ONO, Jeff

2013.005.001.JPG

Description

My favorite/All of my thoughts
1997
Straws, gum and tape
23 x 23 x 23" OVERALL each of 2
Jeff Onos fragile cube constructions draw direct correlations with architecture. The disposable materials he usedstraws, gum and tapeunderscores what he terms an ambivalence to architecture. Ono highlights the difference between the fragile, handcrafted nature of the work with the form and shape of brutalist architecture, the modernist, bunker-like concrete style of buildings popular in the 1960s and 70s. This work was the first piece of formal sculpture Ono executed in his career and lays the groundwork for his ongoing investigation of materials, process and architecture. Beyond being an example to students of how artists can use myriad, readily available materials to make their work, Onos sculpture finds further contextualization within the Museums vast Architecture and Design archives.

Date

1997

Creator

ONO, Jeff
b. United States, 1973

Source

Gift of Nancy Delman Portnoy

Identifier

2013.005.001

Citation

ONO, Jeff and b. United States, 1973, “ONO, Jeff,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed November 26, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/7637.