The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on June 6, 1969 · Page 5
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Friday, June 6, 1969
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Anti-Form Objects On Display In New York NEW YORK <AP) — A current exhibition, at the Whitney Museum of American Art throws away the rules of the and their followers a lift, and no doubt baffles seum visitor. the casual mu- lt explores such an intangible borderline of the visual arts that no coherent vocabulary has been invented, as yet, lo describe it. The show has the awkward title of "Anti-Illusion: Procedures-Material" Disregard the term "Anti-Illusion." It is theoretical jargon that is not easy to figure out. In very rough generalizations, this show is about what art objects will result when unusual materials are used in unusual ways; it also is about the ephemera! nature of art in which the act of creation is more important than the object created. This trend has been variously described as Anti-Form, or Process Art, or "Impossible Art." The people who create it sometimes are called artist-innovators. There are 22 represented in the exhibit, all of them quite serious and experienced, and most of them under 35 years of age. Just to give you two examples of what goes on, the show had one work that already is out of existence, though it runs through July 6, and another that is invisible. The first consisted of about a dozen blocks of ice, totaling nea rly two dumped at tons, that were the museum en- iated, at least In part, if before' seeing the show he reads the wo essays in the catalog, writ- en by James Monto and Mrs. rfarcia Tucker, two associate curators who prepared this exhibit. Monte declares that some of the works intentionally are 'deobjectified or scattered or dislocated." He speaks of the 'language of materials" and he denia! of artistic style and 'orm, and concludes: "It becomes apparent as one walks through the exhibition that each of the artists presumes very little about the >rocedures or materials with which he makes his art. Nor is there any presumption about where and how the objects hould be seen. . . Taken singly r in combination, the procedural factors alone seriously ques- ion how art should be seen, what should be done with it and inally, what is an art experience." Mrs. Tucker points out that he artists deny the old assump- ion that "art creates order rom the chaos of experience," and deliberately offer "an art hat presents itself as disor- lered, chaotic." She concludes that "For some artists in this exhibition, mean- ng results from the activity of making the work; for others, meaning resides in the configu- •ation dictated by the choice of materials; for still others mean- ng can be found in an ex- >ressed intention. In ail cases, meaning and material cannot be separated." trance, arranged in random order and sprinkled with dead tree leaves. The second consists of air. As the museum describes it, there is a "curtain of air" from an air conditioning unit, "defining the height, width and depth of an entrance from one gallery to the adjacent gallery," constituting a "cubic volume of space 1 ' that is felt, not seen. Some of these works "exist" only for the life of the show. For example, one "painting" has been done on a regular partition used in the museum hall. Another consists of several bales of hay strewn on the floor, above which the grease-smeared wall of the gallery has been spattered with wisps of hay. Another is a long, snake-like nylon rope stapled to the museum wall— and as soon as it is taken down it no longer will be a work of art. The factor of time plays a part in some works—which change as time marches on. One artist mixes chalk and mineral oil sometimes varying the proportions and the mixture changes with the humidity of the air. Another mixes peanuts and fungus with other materials and the combination soon looks like a specimen from a biology laboratory. The uninitiated visitor's pardonable confusion can be alle- Imitation Milk Is Disproved CHICAGO (AP) — A doctors' group advised Monday that the use of imitation milk in the diets of infants "is generally undesirable and should be discouraged." The council on foods and nutrition of the American Medical Association gave the advice in a report on imitation and "filled" milks in the association's journal. Imitation milk is a combina tion of water, sugar and vegetable fat. The report says it is low in protein, minerals and vitamins compared to whole milk. Filled milk, unlike imitation milk, is a milk-based product. It is a combination of skim milk and vegetable oil to replace the butter fat. The council said the protein pontent of filled milk generally compares well with fluid whole milk and both have about the same nomber of calories. The council said, "Imitation milks usually provide about the same number of calories as whole cows' milk with a greater percentage of calories derived from carbohydrates. Such products may not supply the other nutrients for which milk is noted. "In the United States, the use of such beverages—that are low in protein, minerals, or vitamins compared to milk—in the diets of children and infants i generally undesirable and should be discouraged. "Imitation milk, which is provided and used as a substitute for whole milk, should have nutritional value equivalent to or superior to cows' milk." The council did not condemn either imitation or filled milk but advised physicians to ascer tain the contents of these milk substitutes before recommending them to patients. Friday, June 6, 1969 31?f Do It Yourself Jobs Could Cost You More FORTY BOYS from Baytown are at Mason, Tex., attending the annual Texas-Oklahoma Kiwanis Children's Camp. Some of them are shown here when they left this week aboard a bus driven by Officer Mike Jordan of the Bayiown Police Department. Twenty of the children were sponsored by the Baytown Kiwanis Club, and » others by the West Baytown club. Four children were aboard as guests of the La marque Kiwanis Club. In the photo are, left to right, Michael Bundage, Donald Thompson, Robert Carr, Jordan, Bobby Baker and L. J. Reilly, president of the Baytown club. The camp ends Saturday. Doing it yourself can save you money. But not doing it yourself can accomplish the same objective. The idea is to save money both ways by knowing when to tackle something and when to hire a professional or, at the very least, to get help from someone with more know-how and experience. Trie failure to make a proper choice can bring a hatful of headaches and a sense of frustration, not to mention additional costs and possible accidents. Most of us can do more than we think we can. New homeowners who could never drive nails straight—or thought they couldn't—find themselves expert handymen after a few years. The trick is to tackle projects a little tougher than previous ones, yet not so tough as to be virtually impossible. The man who intends to install a concrete driveway should first have had some other ex- 'perience in working with this material. He might have repaired a section of sidewalk and then gone on to bigger things. The man who plans on refinishing a valuable piece of furniture previously should have done similar jobs on less expensive wooden objects. The man who wants to finish his basement should have gained some knowledge, through personal experience, of working with wood and glue and fasteners even though he may never have built a room. Sadly, there are many skilled do-it-yourselfers who court trouble by ignoring the directions of manufacturers. This occurs just as often with experienced work- ers as with beginners; in some cases, even more often. A man who may have painted both the inside and outside of his house on more than one occasion Is quite likely to give no more than 'a passing glance, if anything, to the instructions on the paint can label. Yet new materials are constantly being added to paints—materials which sometimes require a slightly different but important method of application. When a man buys a power saw, he Is very careful about the manner in which he handles it. He follows alt the warnings about safety. He is, in fact, somewhat afraid of the machine, a condition partly caused by the ominous whirring sound of the blade. But as he gets more and more used to it, he becomes more and more careless, neglecting to use the safety guard and other devices intended to make the tool safe with normal caution. Try Sun Classified Congratulations To DAN STALLWORTH from The Employees, Officers and Directors of CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK AND TRUST COMPANY 319 W. Texas Member F.D.I.C. 427-7301 SPECIAL BUYS FOR FATHERS DAY! 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