Robert Gober: Tick Tock
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This publication, like the exhibition of the same name – Gober’s first since his 2014 survey at the Museum of Modern Art – is divided into three sections. In the first, a series of drawings depict tree trunks, human torsos and barred windows. The second section consists of 18 wall-mounted assemblages, including fragments and motifs from prior sculptures. The final section centers on a sculpture first shown at the 2001 Venice Biennale. Inspired by Gober’s childhood home and modeled after a church on Long Island, it depicts a pair of cellar doors opening onto a staircase set into the gallery floor. At the foot of the stairs, a yellow door with a handle of braided human hair seems to leak light around its edges. Illustrated with colour plates, this book is a testament to the artist’s explorations of faith and loss through metaphor.
ISBN 9781944929169. Matthew Marks Gallery.