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A tower of eleven cassette tapes carved from a single block of Perla Nera black marble from Nevada, 2013, mounted to hand-hewn slab of white marble with grey veins, unsigned.
DOA 8.5 x 10 5/8 x 13.25 in.From the Personal Collection of Allen Thomas Jr., Wilson, North Carolina
Purchased directly from the artist.
Bentonville, Arkansas, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, State of The Art: Discovering American Art Now
, September 13, 2014 - January 19, 2015
Peter Glenn Oakley works in the time-honored tradition of the Italian Renaissance artists, but with a decidedly modern slant. Instead of a god, goddess, or saint, his sculptures immortalized the iconic emblems of today. This stack of cassette tapes "stands" in a classic contrapposto, artfully designed and polished to emphasize the seemingly precarious balance. Considering the time consuming process of creation, this sculpture took six months to create, Oakley has a very limited production.
Primarily self-taught, Oakley worked as a stone mason after graduating from Appalachian State University. His first marble sculpture, a styrofoam box, was sold in 2006. In 2012, Stack
, was acquired for the permanent collection of the North Carolina Museum of Art and is currently on display in the museum's Modern & Contemporary gallery. His sculptures have also been exhibited at Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, Arkansas, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and the Telfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia.
$5,000 - 10,000