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James Marks

James Marks

About Artist

Basic Information

  • About me

    I make people out of wire using electric fencing from feed stores, high voltage power lines from scrap yards, and cotton pipe cleaners from New Jersey. My art never leaves my side; coming with me to parties, past security checkpoints, and even funerals. My work ranges from ladies small enough to fit in your hand, to wire monsters screwed onto telephone polls, and twenty foot tall metal men. Don’t be afraid to touch my creations! I am a provider of playthings rather than an aloof artist, only to be observed. My website? WireWirePantsOnFire.com
  • Resume

    Assistantships:
    New Orleans Airlift - May 2015
    
Wayne White Puppet Parade - July 2014

    Doug & Chris Fitch “La Belle Poubelle, Economy of Means in a Mean Economy” - August 2012
    
Patrick Dougherty Arcadia, August 2004



    Selected Shows:

    “Chicken Stock” – featured artist – Cultural Crossroads, Minden, LA April 2012
    
BECA:Bridge for Emerging Artists - group show - Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 2010
    
“Art is Gift” – one man show – Columbia Cafe, Shreveport, LA December 2009
    
“Person, Place, or Thing” – one man show – Columbia Cafe, Shreveport, LA September 2004
    
“Illumination de LUMIERE” – group show – Lee Hardware Gallery, Shreveport, LA September 2002

    “Shreveport Homegrown” – group show – Artspace, Shreveport, LA March 2002

    “Girly Girl and Manly Man Show” – Group Show – minicine, Shreveport, LA October 2001
    
“CovertArts” – group show – Bailey's Manhattan, Shreveport, LA March 2001

    

Selected Teaching Experience:
    
Renzi Education & Art Center – wire, robots, and ceramics – 2003 – Present
    
Minden Cultural Crossroads – pipe cleaner art – 2011 – Present

    Noel United Methodist Church Summer Program - pipe cleaner art - 2011
    
Caddo Magnet High School - wire sculpture - visiting artist - 2012

Contact Information

Member since
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 00:00
Last online
8 months ago
  • James Marks is now being featured in the community.

    2 months ago