' (Not)Water by David McQueen at Kim Foster Gallery
January 03 - February 09, 2013


Press Release

David McQueen’s machines employ elaborately constructed bureaucracies of parts to re-present simpler singular events: an ocean swell, a flock of birds, or a sleeping dog. These minor events, however, are approximations, and in their architecture they become dark homologues of their natural counterparts. That flock of birds stutters and stops, the sleeping dog is also a beached whale and a ship run aground, and that ocean swell reminds us of an ever-rising tide – at once both fantastic and tragic.

David McQueen won a 2011 NYFA fellowship in Sculpture.