Polaroid SX-70 photographs/steel tape adhered with methyl cellulose onto plywood
60 x 17 1/2 x 21"
Living in New York City in the late 1970s and early 1980s, I was working with an SX70 Polaroid camera and shooting photographs as well as making drawings, sculptures, and installations. Urban is a synthesis of sculpture and photography and was part of the installation, Rattle in the Hot Shop, featured in Andy Warhols Interview magazine. I chose a universal image, a chair, and reduced it to its most basic form, and covered it with black Polaroids that show no image. In this way the Polaroids are not so much photographs as objects, and in this instance are used as tiles. The repetitive patterning of black Polaroid photographs makes them appear window-like, giving the chair an appearance similar to a skyscraper, like the Seagram building in New York City. In working this way, I negated the primary concept of photography to serve as documentation of the world around us.
b. United States
Gift of the artist
GOODMAN, Dane and b. United States, “GOODMAN, Dane,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed October 3, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/7709.