W15 Chamberlin - ENGLISH 317 - Rust Belt Narratives

A mixed media assemblage consisting of welding goggles, rusted metal, a padlock, and two rusted bells hanging from a chain mounted on a wooden board with screws. The position of the objects, with goggles at the top, makes the assemblage look vaguely face-like.
George Vargas
Michigan Worker
welding goggles, metal, hanging bells, rusty bottle cap, pulleys, chains, and padlock mounted on plywood
20 7/8 in x 10 3/8 in x 2 9/16 in (53.02 cm x 26.35 cm x 6.51 cm);20 7/8 in x 10 3/8 in x 2 9/16 in (53.02 cm x 26.35 cm x 6.51 cm)
Gift of the artist
A "Norton Abrasives" wooden crate is filled with empty rusted gallon paint containers with dried paint inside. A cracked rearview mirror is attached to one side and an American flag is smushed into one side of the box. A small toy platypus sits inside one of the paint cans, although the platypus is moveable; instructions to museum state that museum staff can place platypus where they please.
Tyree Guyton
Untitled (Paint Cans)
paint cans, wooden crate, American flag, rearview mirror, and ceramic figurine
33 1/2 in x 28 1/8 in x 12 in (85.09 cm x 71.44 cm x 30.48 cm)
Gift of H. David Zucca
A single grain silo next to train tracks.
Michael Rubin
Lowering Skies, Roscoe, Nebraska
gelatin silver print on paper
13 1/2 in. x 10 9/16 in. ( 34.29 cm x 26.83 cm )
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
Bruce Davidson
Untitled (Child with a Doll Carriage), from "Welsh Miners"
gelatin silver print on paper
16 in x 19 15/16 in (40.64 cm x 50.64 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas M. Kenyon
Ron Kleemann
Gas Line, from "City-Scapes Portfolio"
screenprint on paper
22 1/16 x 29 15/16 in. (56 x 76 cm)
Gift of Eugene Schuster
This small sculpture consists of a black rectangular base with spools on it, all spray painted black. A red wooden pole is sticking out of the center of the base and is holding up a thin red platform, with additional spools and a bright red ball on top. Multiple rubber belts are threaded among the spools on both the red and black elements.
Gordon Newton
Model No. 30183
wood, paint, and rubber on a wooden base
11 in x 12 in x 9 1/2 in (27.94 cm x 30.48 cm x 24.13 cm)
Gift of H. David Zucca
Larry Stark
Main Street, St. Joseph
screenprint on paper
23 1/8 in. x 32 1/16 in. ( 58.8 cm x 81.4 cm )
Museum Purchase
Tyree Guyton
Dotty-Wotty House
woodcut on paper
14 15/16 in. x 22 7/16 in. ( 38 cm x 57 cm )
Gift of Alexa Lee
This is a collage of black and white photographs showing parts of automobiles including mirror images of some of them, making the near symmetry a bit syncopated. There are repeated photos of two different couples, one of a man and a woman, the other of two men, photos of textiles and a photo of woman wearing similar textile, and a large hat in the bottom left corner. 
George Vargas
Temple of Autos
photo collage on foam core
20 3/16 in x 12 3/16 in (51.28 cm x 30.96 cm)
Gift of the artist
Cityscape showing downtown Detroit against a reddish orange sky in 1947. Along the bottom edge of the painting, people wait to load a bus and several vehicles drive on a street perpendicular to them. Multiple buildings several stories tall line the background of the painting.
Carlos Lopez
Downtown Detroit
gouache on paper
27 in x 39 in (68.6 cm x 99.1 cm)
Gift of the J.L. Hudson Company

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