1985-1999 > Taconic Mouth

mixed media: aluminum, tinted polyester resin, concrete cores with inclusions of Manhattan bedrock, tempered glass, artificial moss
1993
94.5 x 24 x 24 inches / 240 x 61 x 61 cm

Taconic Mouth
mixed media: aluminum, tinted polyester resin, concrete cores with inclusions of Manhattan bedrock, tempered glass, artificial moss
1993
Taconic Mouth
mixed media: aluminum, tinted polyester resin, concrete cores with inclusions of Manhattan bedrock, tempered glass, artificial moss
1993
Taconic Mouth
mixed media: aluminum, tinted polyester resin, concrete cores with inclusions of Manhattan bedrock, tempered glass, artificial moss
1993
Taconic Mouth
mixed media: aluminum, tinted polyester resin, concrete cores with inclusions of Manhattan bedrock, tempered glass, artificial moss
1993

Duchampian wit reappears in Taconic Mouth, from 1993. The name of this work makes reference to New York bedrock, which reappears here in a set of upright cores that emerge as broken teeth from a mouth like aluminum vat filled with reflective clear resin and faux pond scum. Again the mind shifts between natural and industrial scenarios, seeing the sculpture as a mouth or as a landscape filled with half-collapsed remnants of old piers.

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Bibliography:
Michel Gerard by Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson College (1995): p. 18-19

Michel Gérard, The American Decade: 1989-1999, Neuberger Museum of Art (2002) with texts by Heartney, Gedeon, and Danto: p. 23