The Real Deal: Soft Touch & A Gentle Push, 2018Silicone Rubber12 × 7 × 4 feet & 10 × 6 × 5 feet
Photography by Scott Lynch and Sara Morgan

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.


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Oct 7, 2018 – Mar 24, 2019 THE SOCRATES ANNUAL 2018