A site-specific installation by Matthew McCaslin, an American artist known for his use of industrial material, Projects 33: Matthew McCaslin at once resembles a surrealistic stage set and recalls a construction site.
For this installation, a large grid composed of floor-to-ceiling metal studs and horizontally arranged plug boxes is interlaced by cable and illuminated by a single naked bulb. Positioned between the screen-like layers of the grid are five clocks, each set to a different time; like the solitary light, all are controlled by a switch placed within reach of the viewer. Simple in its plan and execution, the work is at once familiar and strange. According to a written statement by the artist, “This installation exists between unfinished architecture and a self-contained system [it] flirts with our physical and metaphysical relationship to time, place, and consumption of energy.”
Organized by Fereshteh Daftari, research assistant, Department of Painting and Sculpture.