Edward Mayer

    Exhibition: Outside In, 1987

    UNTITLED, 1987

    Wood

    37 1/2' x 37 1/2' x 8'


    Exhibition: Walk On/Sit Down/Go Through, 1987

    Quadrel, 1987

    Wood

    8' x 30' x 30'

    The Socrates Sculpture Park offers a view of Manhattan from the rough side. The care and effort put into reclaiming the land has not progressed far enough to disguise the chain-link fences topped with razorwire, and the scattered rocks, refuse and concrete buttresses. My first and ultimate response was to build an enclosure -- 'to walk into' -- which would provide a visual and physical refuge from everything but the sky. A narrow walkway around the inside walls keeps you connected to the work. "Quadrel" is meant to be both hard and soft; affecting but not belonging to that which surrounds it. From within, there is a possibility for escape. Thanks to Ali, Tim, and Mark. platform.
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