Mark Manders Fox/Mouse/Belt 1992 (cast 2007)

  • Not on view

Described by the artist as “self-portrait as a building,” Room with Chairs and Factory is part of Manders’s ongoingexploration of self through architecture. This installation portrays a suspended moment, a kind of snapshot of theartist’s studio midway through the creation process. “Although I frequently spend years on a composition, ithas to appear as if it’s been made without any interruption and left behind a moment ago.” Fox/Mouse/Belt is an example: it looks like it was molded out of wet clay when in fact it was cast in bronze. Ironically, a long process was needed to achieve the appearance of haste.

Gallery label from 2019
Painted bronze, and belt
6 x 15 x 44" (15.2 x 38.1 x 111.8 cm)
Gift of the artist
Object number
Painting and Sculpture

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