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