From the 20th Century

Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
17 November 2006 – 13 January 2007

Exhibition view lower gallery entrance

Exhibition view lower gallery entrance

In the Weston Art Gallery’s downstairs space, From the 20th Century featured works that consider a number of significant 20th Century cultural events including the invention of the “readymade” (1913), Einstein’s “Theory of General Relativity” (1915), and the U.S. “Voting Rights Act” (1965). Upstairs, in the gallery's street-level space, three black stone monoliths (shadows) together with three white plaster copies (ghosts) materialized the question; “What is the object of sculpture now?” Different as these varied works may at first appear, they each entertain notions of origin and temporality--of the past as legacy for the future, and of a future already become the past.

 

Exhibition view lower gallery

Exhibition view lower gallery

passage (detail) 2006 printed brown paper 32 x 32 inches each sheet

passage (detail) 2006
printed brown paper 32 x 32 inches each sheet

riser 2000-2006 mixed media with found object and cast bronze copy, dimensions vary

riser 2000-2006
mixed media with found object and cast bronze copy, dimensions vary

riser (detail) 

riser (detail) 

Western Union (detail) 2006 enamel and latex paint on walls, dimensions vary

Western Union (detail) 2006
enamel and latex paint on walls, dimensions vary

Exhibition view upper lobby gallery

Exhibition view upper lobby gallery

shadows and ghosts: threshold 2003-2006 carved stone and wood beams, 13.5 x 36 x 36 inches (stone sculpture)

shadows and ghosts: threshold 2003-2006
carved stone and wood beams, 13.5 x 36 x 36 inches (stone sculpture)

shadows and ghosts (details)  carved stone, cast plaster, steel and wood beams; dimensions vary

shadows and ghosts (details) 
carved stone, cast plaster, steel and wood beams; dimensions vary