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at Rudolph Blume Fine Art | ArtScan Gallery through october 27
by Todd Camplin

I think artists can relate to Henry David Thoreau's book Walden, because many of  work alone,
keeping records of our work, and musing on great and small ideas.   So, Rudolph Blume Fine
Art/ArtScan Gallery presents a show around this theme  and the artists' response to Thoreau's


a meaningful minimalist, or someone that make reference to objects, concepts and ideas
that go beyond pure geometry, color, and design. The solid color of blue, in “Mission 18
ue,” seems to fill the space with a civilized order. It is easy to imagine that the camouflage
get a human constructed garden space, rather than a wild retreat. Walden Pond has
been corned off and assigned a plot. Just look at Google Map of Walden and you can
see how development has encroached on the pond.
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You enter a constructed forest with Joanne Brigham’s installation. I feel I need to visit this work
Swell Now
Martin Amorous
Seth Mittag’s work “Pospectors” has constructed a scene of a bus, trees, dirt, with the back
scene of a landscape. It looks to be a set for Claymation film. The satellite dish on top of the
yellow school bus with no wheels is wonderful rural Americana. I have seen buses converted
into homes in both rural West Texas and western Kentucky, so I am sure somewhere in
Massachusetts sits a bus in much the same condition as Mittag’s scene. I can imagine
today’s Thoreau parking his bus and taking the wheels off with his own two hands and
writing about how cathartic the experience was. He might even write about his neighbors
filling complaints to authorities about his squatting and maybe spending a night in jail for
refusing to move.
Seth Mittag
Tudor Mitroi
As the organizer of the show, Volker told me, this is a weird show; I can see how each artist
related well with the theme. But that is the great thing about Rudolph Blume Fine Art/
ArtScan Gallery; they are successful presenting offbeat shows. “On Walden Pond” will
be up until October 27th.
Mission 18 Blue
Tudor Mitroi