All Soul, No Body

A series of 4 sculptural paintings based on the shadows of tools and furniture, photographed by my parents on their living room rug.  The shadows act as ephemeral markers of time –the past as well as a shifting present.  Each object was owned and used by my grandparents, now by my parents, and may soon become part of my collection. I made each artwork by transforming the photo documentation of these shadows into physical objects, incorporating the substrate on which each object was placed, their living room rug and exterior deck.  The originals, used and worn down by the bodies of two generations, now become their own ethereal silhouettes—all soul and no body.

All works were presented as part of the exhibition, All Soul, No Body at Harmony Murphy Gallery, LA.


 

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All Soul, No Body: General, 2016, Black stain on wool carpet and wood 38 x 70 x 8.5 inches. 

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All Soul, No Body: General, 2016, Black stain on wool carpet and wood 38 x 70 x 8.5 inches. 

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All Soul, No Body: General, 2016, Black stain on wool carpet and wood, 38 x 70 x 8.5 inches. 

Anthony Marcellini - All Soul, No Body - chair

The shadow of a General Fireproofing deskchair borrowed from the US Army by my grandfather, photographed by my parents in the living room of their house.

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All Soul, No Body: Side, 2016, Black stain on wood, 24 x 36 x 9 inches. 

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All Soul, No Body: Side, 2016, Black stain on wood, 24 x 36 x 9 inches. 

Anthony Marcellini - All Soul, No Body - shadow_side-table5

The shadow of a side table, hand painted by my grandfather, photographed by my parents on their wooden deck.

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All Soul, No Body: Harry, 2016 Black stain on wool carpet and wood, 24 x 84 x 8.5 inches

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All Soul, No Body: Harry, 2016 Black stain on wool carpet and wood, 24 x 84 x 8.5 inches

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All Soul, No Body: Harry, 2016 Black stain on wool carpet and wood, 24 x 84 x 8.5 inches

Anthony Marcellini - All Soul, No Body - bench_final-color01

A Harry Bertoia bench, 1953, produced by Knoll, handed down from my grandparents to my parents and photographed in their living room.

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All Soul, No Body: Ursa Minor, 2016, Black stain on wood, 34 x 48 x 9 inches.

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All Soul, No Body: Ursa Minor, 2016, Black stain on wood, 34 x 48 x 9 inches.

Anthony Marcellini - All Soul, No Body - telescope3

The shadow of my grandfather's telescope, photographed by my parents on their wooden deck.