Sly Rhetoric of Neutrality

1993

Galerie Observatoire 4, Montreal, Canada

An installation using materials found on the site of a recently demolished factory that had originally produced hats in the Saint-Henri neighbourhood of Montreal. The installation referenced the work of English land artists Richard Long and Andy Goldsworthy, known for arranging natural materials to construct simple shapes. A large circle of hand prints was created using an old can of Texaco grease discovered on the old factory site, and two lines were made using pieces of found concrete and old steel piping.

Sly Rhetoric of Neutrality 1993
Sly Rhetoric of Neutrality 1993

Installation view

Grease Hand Circle 1993
Grease Hand Circle 1993

Industrial grease 240cm x 240cm

Grease Hand Circle (detail), 1993
Grease Hand Circle (detail), 1993

Industrial grease 240cm x 240cm

A Line of Concrete 1993
A Line of Concrete 1993

Concrete, steel pipe, steel washers, steel screws 600cm x 50cm x 30cm