Edgar Arceneaux: A Book and a Medal: Disentanglement Equals Homogenous Abstractions

6 September – 18 October 2014, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

By Ed Schad

A Book and a Medal (detail), 2014. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer. Courtesy the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

In 2008, Edgar Arceneaux showed a sculpture called Giant Fractures Glass Tripod, which featured a hunched skeleton painted in enamel on broken glass. The sculpture was the heart of an exhibition, also at Susanne Vielmetter, that attempted to make connections across a number of fields, ranging from biology, geology and history to religion and even the zodiac. Giant Fractures Glass Tripod was a direct reference to Marcel Duchamp’s The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (1915–23) and To Be Looked…

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