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Guy Overfelt
San Francisco Bay Area, CA Award Year: 2001
 
Part of Guy Overfelt's portfolio
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untitled (trans am : stage I)
untitled (trans am : stage I)
1998 - 2009
inflatable nylon and electric blowers (photo with docents)
16L X 8W X 5H feet

Description: this is a life size inflatable replica of my 1977 Smokey and The Bandit Trans AM shown in the photo above with exhibition docents, Tonya and Tori. for the show Cruzen USA, Jack Hanley Gallery, which opened July 4, the docents were available for tours of the works in the exhibition. exhibited at: Jack Hanley Gallery, SF, CA, 2000 / First Vienna Austrotel Contemporary Art Fair, Vienna, Austria, 2000 / White Columns, NY, NY 2000 / Silverstein Gallery, NY, NY, 2001 / I-space, Chicago, IL, 2001 / Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, N.S., Canada, 2002 / Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NY, NY, 2003 / De Young Museum, SF, CA, 2009
untitled (up in smoke)
untitled (up in smoke)
2008 - 2009
inflatable nylon and electric blowers
20H X 30L X 4W feet

Description: inflatable smoke installation shot @ ping pong space, guangzhou triennial, china, 2008
untitled burnout video game
untitled burnout video game
2008 - 2009
oil on linen
40 x 60 inches

Description: burnout video game concept for various gaming consoles including the Atari 2600
untitled (oracle parking lot drawing no. 029)
untitled (oracle parking lot drawing no. 029)
1996 - 2001
Fuji Crystal Archive Super Gloss
30 x 40 inches

Description: dot com boom performance series. Burnouts and doughnuts performed post work hours with Oracle office mates in my 1977 Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am (purchased with Oracle salary). The performances left indelible marks drawn within the Oracle parking lot. This work explored conceptual possibilities for art making within corporate cultural dynamics.
untitled (courtroom sketch : judge no. 2)
untitled (courtroom sketch : judge no. 2)
1998
framed marker on paper
20 X 24 inches

Description: Guy Overfelt was charged by the San Francisco Police with a criminal misdemeanor for "spinning his wheels" with a 1977 black Trans Am in front of Second Space Gallery, a Swedish government-funded art space in San Francisco's Soma District.The legal proceedings were recorded by celebrated courtroom sketch artists in a series of 6 court room sketch works. Overfelt was represented by liberal attorney-cum-publicity hound, brother of Richard Serra, Tony Serra and sketched by Walter Stewart, the courtroom illustrator who immortalized the O.J. and Unabomber trials as well as the court room sketch artist Vicky Behringer (enron, michael jackson, unabomber). The 8 month long deliberation, slotted for a jury trial was eventually cleared after the artist's ticket-turned-courtroom-reception-invite appeared in the editorial section of a San Francisco newspaper, fearing the case would ridicule the US court system.
untitled 024 (crespi parking lot series)
untitled 024 (crespi parking lot series)
1998 - 2009
tire rubber monoprint on belgian linen
8 x 10 inches

Description: Overfelt uses his heavily modified 1977 Smokey and the Bandit Trans AM to produce monoprints on belgian linen. the process is achieved thru burning out, spinning the rear tires, and feeding the custom supported linen thru the spinning tire and road. the resultant is determined by the road surface, tire type, media survival, and chance operation fearing catastrophic mechanical failure.
untitled 004 (follner parking lot series)
untitled 004 (follner parking lot series)
1996 - 2009
tire rubber monoprint on custom paper
22 x 30 inches

Description: Overfelt uses his heavily modified 1977 Smokey and the Bandit Trans AM to produce monoprints on archival paper. the process is achieved thru burning out, spinning the rear tires, and feeding the custom designed paper thru the spinning tire and road. the resultant is determined by the road surface, tire type, media survival, and chance operation fearing catastrophic mechanical failure.
untitled (oracle parking lot drawing no. 030)
untitled (oracle parking lot drawing no. 030)
1996 - 2001
Fuji Crystal Archive Super Gloss
30 x 40 inches

Description: dot com boom performance series. Burnouts and doughnuts performed post work hours with Oracle office mates in my 1977 Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am (purchased with Oracle salary). The performances left indelible marks drawn within the Oracle parking lot. This work explored conceptual possibilities for art making within corporate cultural dynamics.
untitled (d-light / b-light)
untitled (d-light / b-light)
2000 - 2009
altered neon beer signs
36W X 24H x 6D inches
untitled (i rock)
untitled (i rock)
2000 - 2009
altered neon beer signs
24W X 24H x 6D inches
untitled (endless bud)
untitled (endless bud)
2000 - 2009
custom 4.4 ci refrigerator, unlimited supply of 12 oz. budweiser cans, parody stickers, and bud poster
dims variable on amount of beer

Description: owner is responsible for re-stocking refrigerator with 12 oz. bud (pre-sell out)
untitled (freebird stripped bare)
untitled (freebird stripped bare)
1996 - 2009
1977 Smokey and the Bandit Trans AM shell, car trailer, winch, and straps
276 X 98 X 50 inches

Description: from the project Burnout, a 13 year degenerative process work that address failure of achievement and the dissolution of the american dream in real time. what started out as a fully functional classic muscle car has dissolved into a deflated wrecked poetic and prophetic carnage of the US car industry and the phoenix which once brilliant stood upon the hood of this Hollywood icon, The Smokey and The Bandit Pontiac Trans AM.