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Art gallery installation of an exhibition, with 2 sculptures and a neon light piece
Mark Handforth, installation view. Gavin Brown's enterprise, 2008.

Mark Handforth, installation view. Gavin Brown's enterprise, 2008.

MARK HANDFORTH

Gavin Brown’s Enterprise        620 Greenwich Street, West Village

Balancing Minimalist reticence with accessible symbolism, Mark Handforth’s sculptures quietly destabilize high-profile public settings. One of his contorted lampposts was installed in 2003 at the southeastern corner of Central Park, and his giant, upside-down road sign reading “No Exit” was prominently displayed at the 2004 Whitney Biennial.

Each of the large-scale, statement-making sculptures in his fourth show at Gavin Brown has the potential to stand on its own. “Tumbleweed,” a scattering of white, pink and violet fluorescent lights, liberates Dan Flavin’s neat columns of neon. “Rope Snakes,” a giant, convincingly textured cast-bronze in the form of a coiled rope, and “Sidewalk Heart,” a rusty pipe transformed into a romantic candelabra, play with scale in a manner reminiscent of Claes Oldenburg’s.

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