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Farewell Transmission: Art By Roxy Paine

Flat Rooms and Metal Trees

Ends 1 July 2017

Roxy Paine, Meeting, 2016, birch, maple, epoxy, apoxie, fluorescent lights, acrylic prismatic light diffusers, enamel, lacquer, oil paint, damar varnish, paper, steel and stainless steel, 97 1/2 x 58 1/2 x 130 1/4 inches, 247.7 x 148.6 x 330.8 cm Photo: Copyright The Artist Courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery  


Roxy Paine, Meeting, 2016, birch, maple, epoxy, apoxie, fluorescent lights, acrylic prismatic light diffusers, enamel, lacquer, oil paint, damar varnish, paper, steel and stainless steel, 97 1/2 x 58 1/2 x 130 1/4 inches, 247.7 x 148.6 x 330.8 cm Photo: Copyright The Artist Courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery  

Roxy Paine, Meeting, 2016

Roxy Paine, Meeting, 2016

What it is:
2 Models of rooms are 100% perfect... EXCEPT they are only a couple feet deep. Every mug, chair, and light switch are warped to look much deeper than they are. (nothing is real).
BONUS:  Across the street and pictured below, are models of his famous steel trees.

Roxy Paine Steel sculpture

Why it matters:
This isn't just a pointless "show off" of skill (though it would be totally fair to see it only for that reason).

That "incorrect depth perception" messes with your brain every time you move, adding a certain "am I on drugs right now?" paranoia to already-mysterious scenes. Well played.

Roxy Paine @ Paul Kasmin Gallery,  293 & 297 10th Ave NYC -->Exhibition Link

 

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