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Allan McCollum:
The Shapes Project

March 1, 2008 – April 9, 2008
Allan McCollum:
The Shapes Project

Exhibition View

 The Shapes Project

To make certain that my system will be able to accommodate everyone, I have organized it to produce over 31,000,000,000 different shapes, which is more than the highest population estimates might require.

The basic system for making the shapes is now complete, but the project of actually constructing all of them is much too large for me to finish by myself, or in my own lifetime. For this reason I am organizing it in such a way that others may continue completing them in my absence. I am also making shapes available to others, with the hope that people will come up with many interesting ways to use them.

 Allan McCollum

Works In Exhibition

from The Shapes Projects

Allan McCollum from The Shapes Projects 2005- One hundred and fourty-four framed monoprints from Vector files

Each: 5 7/8 x 4 3/8 x 1/4 inches
(Each: 5 7/8 x 4 3/8 x 3 inches when foot of stand is out)

Shape (a038-b085-c040-d087), from The Shapes Project

Allan McCollum Shape (a038-b085-c040-d087), from The Shapes Project 2006/2007 One unique mohogany sculpture finished with anline black dye and satin lacquer from a set

12 x 8 x 2 inches
Signed on certificate
(Inventory #19610)

Shape (a075-b122-c077-d124), from The Shapes Project

Allan McCollum Shape (a075-b122-c077-d124), from The Shapes Project 2006/2007 One unique cherry sculpture finished with anline black dye and satin lacquer from a set

12 x 8 x 2 inches
Signed on certificate
(Inventory #19611)

Shape (a095-b142-c097-d144), from The Shapes Project

Allan McCollum Shape (a095-b142-c097-d144), from The Shapes Project 2006/2007 One unique cherry sculpture finished with anline black dye and satin lacquer from a set

12 x 8 x 2 inches
Signed on certificate
(Inventory #19612)

Shape (a005-b102-c115-d018), from The Shapes Project

Allan McCollum Shape (a005-b102-c115-d018), from The Shapes Project 2006/2007 One unique mahogany sculpture finished with anline black dye and satin lacquer from a set

12 x 8 x 2 inches
Signed on certificate
(Inventory #19613)

Shape (a006-b103-c116-d019), from The Shapes Project

Allan McCollum Shape (a006-b103-c116-d019), from The Shapes Project 2006/2007 One unique obeche sculpture finished with anline black dye and satin lacquer from a set

12 x 8 x 2 inches
Signed on certificate
(Inventory #19614)

Shape (a037-b084-c039-d086), from The Shapes Project

Allan McCollum Shape (a037-b084-c039-d086), from The Shapes Project 2005- One unique mohogany sculpture finished with anline black dye and satin lacquer from a set

of 14 unique solid hardwood sculptures
12 x 8 x 2 inches
Signed on certificate
(Inventory #19242)

Shape (a056-b103-c058-d105), from The Shapes Project

Allan McCollum Shape (a056-b103-c058-d105), from The Shapes Project 2005- One unique cherry sculpture finished with anline black dye and satin lacquer from a set

of 14 unique solid hardwood sculptures
12 x 8 x 2 inches
Signed on certificate
(Inventory #19243)

Shape (a057-b104-c059-d106), from The Shapes Project

Allan McCollum Shape (a057-b104-c059-d106), from The Shapes Project 2005- One unique maple sculpture finished with anline black dye and satin lacquer from a set

of 14 unique solid hardwood sculptures
12 x 8 x 2 inches
Signed on certificate
(Inventory #19244)

Shape (a036-b083-c038-d085), from The Shapes Project

Allan McCollum Shape (a036-b083-c038-d085), from The Shapes Project 2005- One unique obeche sculpture finished with anline black dye and satin lacquer from a set

of 14 unique solid hardwood sculptures
12 x 8 x 2 inches
Signed on certificate
(Inventory #19246)

Shape (a028-b075-c030-d077), from The Shapes Project

Allan McCollum Shape (a028-b075-c030-d077), from The Shapes Project 2005/2006 One unique laminated birch plywood sculpture from a set of 25

5 1/2 x 12 x 18 inches
Signed on certificate
(Inventory  #19609)

Shape (a002-b049-c004-d051), from The Shapes Project

Allan McCollum Shape (a002-b049-c004-d051), from The Shapes Project 2005/2006 One unique laminated birch plywood sculpture from a set of 25

5 1/2 x 12 x 18 inches
Signed on certificate
(Inventory #19603)

Shape (a097-b144-c099-d002) from The Shapes Project

Allan McCollum Shape (a097-b144-c099-d002) from The Shapes Project 2005/2006 One unique laminated birch plywood sculpture from a set of 25

5 1/2 x 12 x 18 inches
Signed on certificate
(Inventory #19606)

Shape (a059-b106-c061-d108), from The Shapes Project

Allan McCollum Shape (a059-b106-c061-d108), from The Shapes Project 2005/2006 One unique laminated birch plywood sculpture from a set of 25

5 1/2 x 12 x 18 inches
Signed on certificate
(Inventory #19604)

Shape (a007-b124-c079-d126), from The Shapes Project

Allan McCollum Shape (a007-b124-c079-d126), from The Shapes Project 2005/2006 One unique laminated birch plywood sculpture from a set of 25

5 1/2 x 12 x 18 inches
Signed on certificate
(Inventory #19605)

Shape (a008-b105-c118-d021), from The Shapes Project

Allan McCollum Shape (a008-b105-c118-d021), from The Shapes Project 2005/2006 One unique laminated birch plywood sculpture from a set of 25

5 1/2 x 12 x 18 inches
Signed on certificate
(Inventory #19607)