Michael Mercil

    Exhibition: Open Space: Michael Mercil, 2007

    Shadows from a dream of the 20th Century, 2003

    Carved black diabase stone

    14" x 36" x 36"; 23" x 36" x 36"; 42" x 36" x 36"

    Michael Mercil's shadows from a dream of the 20th Century, is a set of three carved black stone monoliths. The individual pieces approximate the size of grave markers; stones that mark a beginning of western sculpture. Mercil is not a stone sculptor, but here he uses traditional materials and methods to entertain notions of origin and temporality- of the past, as legacy for the future, and the future already becoming the past. The substance of this work materializes the question: "What is the object of sculpture now?"
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