Produced by the Ligoranoreese, 2020
Glass snow globe, cast resin
4.75 x 3.4 in
From the artists:
Poet William Carlos Williams’ line “the pure products of America go crazy” truly captured the spirit we intended for our series of artworks and limited editions in 1992.
It was an ideal title expressing the blurring lines between consumerism, morality and politics. And as our series grew from bible belts to underwear to dish towels to postcard books, what had started out as an art project eventually grew to become, well, products.
About the artists:
NORA LIGORANO and MARSHALL REESE have dedicated themselves to the art of collaboration since they first met in Baltimore. Their earliest collaborations began in video art and performance. Over three decades the artists have embraced hardware and software art, limited edition multiples, videos, sculptures and installations using a range of materials, traditional and digital processes.
In the late 2000’s, they began installing temporary public monuments during the political conventions a series called melted away. These sculptures of words carved in ice are filmed photographed and streamed as they melt away and disappear. They have presented 7 sculptures in 8 different cities including the conventions in 2008, 2012, and 2016.
Articles about their work have been published in the New York Times, Art Forum, Art In America, the Huffington Post, and seen on television and other media. They have received awards and grants including 3 NYFA fellowships as well as a NEA fellowship, two Jerome Foundation Fellowships, a Puffin grant and a number of artists residencies. They are represented by Catharine Clark Gallery and show edition work with Jim Kempner Fine Art.