Absurdity and Magic Converge in Exhibit at William King MuseumDate(s): January 11 - May 19, 2013
William King Museum|
203 Academy Drive NW
Abingdon, VA 24212
ABINGDON, VA — OPENING JAN. 11: "Fantastic Mechanics Sean Pace and Robert Sulkin" is on display at the William King Museum, Abingdon, Va., in the United Company Contemporary Regional Gallery. The exhibitcontinues through May 19.
Pace of Asheville, N.C., and Sulkin of Roanoke, Va., are engineers in the studio. Pace creates mixed-media sculptures that often have a complex network of motors and gears. With human intervention they can be set into motion and facilitate surprising activities such as painting an abstract picture or shooting a rubber chicken.
Sulkin concocts elaborate ready-made sculptures then photographs them as still lifes in black and white, some with mathematic formulas and other notations superimposed on the final image. These document the musings of a fictional inventor trying to devise solutions for the world's complex problems. To different ends, the fantastical machines of Pace and Sulkin invoke absurdity and conjure magic.
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