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Andy DuCett
updated: 02/06/2014
website: andyducett.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Why we do this (detail)
Why we do this (detail)
Why we do this (Battleship detail)
Why we do this (Fabio detail)
Why we do this (concept drawing)
Ghostbusters- event for More Real: Art in the Age of Truthiness, curated by Liz Armstrong at the Minneapolis Institute of Art
Moms- event for More Real: Art in the Age of Truthiness, curated by Liz Armstrong at the Minneapolis Institute of Art
Bubble hockey battle - event for More Real: Art in the Age of Truthiness, curated by Liz Armstrong at the Minneapolis Institute of Art
CSA # 1-60
Thumbs up (we must be living right)
Thumbs up (we must be living right) - detail
Art of this has been here forever, except when it wasn’t
Art of this has been here forever, except when it wasn’t - detail
Working towards something (trust me)
Laying low (prepping for a calculated response) - detail
 
Portfolio Keywords:  collage, architecture, mapping, autobiographical, memory, narrative, site-specific, systems, humor, pattern
 
 
Why we do this (detail) by Andy DuCett
Why we do this (detail)
Detail of 12,000. sq. ft. multiple media installation
2012
Dimensions variable
Why we do this (detail) by Andy DuCett
Why we do this (detail)
Detail of 12,000. sq. ft. multiple media installation
2012
Dimensions variable
Why we do this (Battleship detail) by Andy DuCett
Why we do this (Battleship detail)
Detail of 12,000. sq. ft. multiple media installation
2
Dimensions variable
Why we do this (Fabio detail) by Andy DuCett
Why we do this (Fabio detail)
Detail of 12,000. sq. ft. multiple media installation
2012
Dimensions variable
Why we do this (concept drawing) by Andy DuCett
Why we do this (concept drawing)
Ink of paper
2012
11" x  14" 
Ghostbusters- event for More Real: Art in the Age of Truthiness, curated by Liz Armstrong at the Minneapolis Institute of Art by Andy DuCett
Ghostbusters- event for More Real: Art in the Age of Truthiness, curated by Liz Armstrong at the Minneapolis Institute of Art
performers and props
2013
Dimensions variable
Moms- event for More Real: Art in the Age of Truthiness, curated by Liz Armstrong at the Minneapolis Institute of Art by Andy DuCett
Moms- event for More Real: Art in the Age of Truthiness, curated by Liz Armstrong at the Minneapolis Institute of Art
performers and props
2013
Dimensions variable
Bubble hockey battle - event for More Real: Art in the Age of Truthiness, curated by Liz Armstrong at the Minneapolis Institute of Art by Andy DuCett
Bubble hockey battle - event for More Real: Art in the Age of Truthiness, curated by Liz Armstrong at the Minneapolis Institute of Art
performers and props
2013
Dimensions variable
CSA # 1-60 by Andy DuCett
CSA # 1-60
Ink, pencil and colored pencil on paper
2010
11" x  14" 
Thumbs up (we must be living right) by Andy DuCett
Thumbs up (we must be living right)
Ink, pencil, mixed media and colored pencil on paper
2008 - 2010
44" x  56" 
Thumbs up (we must be living right) - detail by Andy DuCett
Thumbs up (we must be living right) - detail
Ink, pencil, mixed media and colored pencil on paper
2008 - 2010
44 " x  56 " 
Art of this has been here forever, except when it wasn’t by Andy DuCett
Art of this has been here forever, except when it wasn’t
Mixed media installation, mirred on opposite gallery wall in marker
2009
Dimensions variable
Art of this has been here forever, except when it wasn’t - detail by Andy DuCett
Art of this has been here forever, except when it wasn’t - detail
Mixed media installation, mirred on opposite gallery wall in marker
2009
Dimensions variable
Working towards something (trust me) by Andy DuCett
Working towards something (trust me)
Mixed media installation
2010
Dimensions variable
Laying low (prepping for a calculated response) - detail by Andy DuCett
Laying low (prepping for a calculated response) - detail
Mixed media installation
2010
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

It’s hard to say why we remember certain things, or what makes a particular moment in time worth remembering.  That time that you fell in the water canoeing, or the place that you grew up.  The perfume bottle that was above your grandmother’s toilet, the concert where that one guy totally rocked.  We all collect experiences through our actions, as well as objects and images to remind us of them -- photographs, trinkets, souvenirs that serve as a physical link between now and then.

 

My work investigates the various ways we subjectively interpret and internalize events, objects and places.  In a world that is becoming more and more connected, I am interested in how my concepts of place, memory and taxonomy overlap and form connections with others who are living in the same system.

 

My recent investigations (especially my Why we do this exhibition at The Soap Factory in Minneapolis) have built upon my established interest in objects, collecting, and shared cultural experiences and have moved into areas of audience interaction and participation.  While my previous installations and drawings have used methods of display and ordering similar to the language of a museum, Why we do this pushed those concepts further, setting up the environment in a way that allowed discovery, reflection and participation in a sprawling 12,000 sq. ft. diorama-esque atmosphere.  The concepts of Why we do this were site-specific, hinging on the history of the building and its inhabitants. 

 

Artist Bio / CV

Andy DuCett is from Winona, MN and currently lives and works in Minneapolis.  He received his MFA from the University of Illinois and currently teaches at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.  His work has been shown in galleries in Chicago, San Francisco, New York City, Milwaukee and Honolulu, as well as many Minneapolis locations.  He has been published in multiple textbooks and hardbound international books, as well as ARTFORUM, New American Paintings, The Daily Beast, Art Puluse Magazine, ApartmentTherapy.com, DailyServing.com, as well as publications in Toronto, Berlin, Tokyo, and London.  He recently completed a solo show at the 12,000 square foot Soap Factory in Minneapolis, entitled Why we do this, which was named one of the top shows of 2012 by the Walker Art Center's Executive Director Olga Viso. He received a 2009 Minnesota Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, allowing him to travel to Tokyo, Japan and was featured on the television series from Twin Cities Public Television, MN Original, as well as interviewed by PBS.   Additional information and full CV can be found at http://andyducett.com