ART: Francis Cape "Home Front"

Murray Guy presents Francis Cape Home Front thru June 6.

“This exhibition will comprise new sculptures and photographs expanding on a project that Cape developed for Prospect 1 New Orleans, which related the destruction and rebuilding of New Orleans to the Utility Furniture Scheme. This project continues Cape’s consideration of carpentry as a site for investigating functionality and the art object; here he invites an aesthetic reading of furniture that was designed to be almost purely utilitarian. Moreover, he uses this aesthetic space for considering a host of urgent issues relating not just to New Orleans but to a general cycle of American production and consumption, and to the legacy of modernist debates surrounding utility and ornamentation, social idealism and mass consumerism.” (more info)

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