Family

Family

1994
Artist
Alan Rath, American, 1959-2020
Born: Cincinnati, OH
Work Locations: San Francisco, CA
Country
United States
sculpture
CRT monitors, suitcase, handcuffs, chain, fluorescent lamp, and electronics
Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum
2001.845
Alan Rath (American). Family. 1994. CRT monitors, suitcase, handcuffs, chain, fluorescent lamp, and electronics. Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum. 2001.845.
Dimensions
height: 35 in, 88.9000 cm; width: 36 in, 91.4400 cm; depth: 68 in, 172.7200 cm
Department
Modern and Contemporary Art
Collection
Modern and Contemporary Art

Alan Rath channels his technological expertise into making art that asserts the power of the individual in an electronic world. Unlike many technologically based artists, Rath is a confirmed object-maker whose appealingly awkward creations remind viewers that humans understand the world primarily in terms of the body. The chattering mouths and packed suitcases of Family allude to common, if sometimes uncomfortable, experiences, and the piece is a witty yet sympathetic metaphor for the ties that bind us together.

 

© Alan Rath

Exhibition History
  • "BLINK! Light, Sound and Moving Image"—Denver Art Museum, 03/10/2011 - 04/30/2011