More Matter in General, 2009Wood, paint, vinyl lettering, steel hardware13' × 9' × 7'5"

The artist has created a sign that suggests an unlikely crossover between the dry semantics of historical conceptual art and the realm of state fair cuisine. Taking as its launching point a seminal Joseph Kosuth work from 1968, in which that artist presented a partial taxonomy of all things and conditions within the universe, the artist’s playful, but austere freestanding sign posits a continuation of that universal taxonomy — one that is specific to the signature delicacies offered by state fair food vendors.


May 10 – Aug 2, 2009 State Fair