Arts Tacoma: Ceci n’est pas un SuttonBeresCuller.
posted by February 3 at 17:16 PMon
The men in the second photograph here, taken at the Tacoma Art Museum, are not artists Zac Culler, John Sutton, and Ben Beres. While the artists collectively known as SuttonBeresCuller do in fact constantly wear berets, John Sutton has much better handwriting than that upon his name tag, and he always smokes his cigarettes the right way around. These men are Jason Puccinelli, Jed Dunkerley, and Vital 5 mastermind Greg Lundgren, a sinister SuttonBeresCuller shadow artist-trio who, rumor has it, first struck at the opening of the Olympic Sculpture Park, planting an unauthorized tiny sapling version of Roxy Paine’s Split near it with a tag crediting/blaming/whatever SuttonBeresCuller. The wool has been pulled over the eyes of the poor Tacoma News Tribune, just when a poll has found that despite all efforts to the contrary, Tacoma is “still gritty and glum.”
UPDATE: The photo of the SuttonBeresCuller impersonators has been removed from the Tacoma News Tribune’s website. The photos of their ship-in-a-bottle installation being lowered into the courtyard of the Tacoma Art Museum by crane are still up, and they are gorgeous. The opening is this Saturday.