Nicholas Missel

    Exhibition: THE SOCRATES ANNUAL 2018

    The Real Deal: Soft Touch & A Gentle Push, 2018

    Silicone Rubber

    12 x 7 x 4 feet & 10 x 6 x 5 feet

    PROJECT:
    Nicholas Missel’s The Real Deal: Soft Touch & A Gentle Push is a pair of enormous limp silicone machines, the Park’s compact loader and a decommissioned bulldozer, that will lie sprawled across Socrates’ lawn. Cast from working pieces of equipment involved in construction with traces of dirt, rust and debris, the sculptures can be understood as a meditation on global patterns of industrial production, material circulation and consumption, and the sustainability of existence on Earth.
    ARTIST PROFILE:
    Learn more about Missel in our Artist Profile>
    Photography by Scott Lynch and Sara Morgan
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