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Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Robert Gober Special: Dennis Kardon, Steve Locke and Lee Ann Norman


artcritical presents three writers’ responses to the exhibition, “Robert Gober: The Heart is not a Metaphor,” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, which runs from October 4, 2014 to January 18, 2015. Lee Ann Norman and Dennis Kardon are regular correspondents at artcritical. Steve Locke, the Boston-based artist, is a guest contributor to this special series. In her review of the concurrent MoMA exhibition of Christopher Williams, Amelia Rina (see links below) offers an extensive comparison of that show with Gober’s.  The artist has been the subject of earlier reviews at artcritical: a show at Matthew Marks Gallery was reviewed by David Cohen in 2005, and the same show was discussed at The Review Panel that year, where Cohen’s guests were Robert Storr, Gregory Volk and Karen Wilkin.

Robert Gober, The Ascending Sink, 1985. Plaster, wood, steel, wire lath, and semi-gloss enamel paint, two components, each: 30 x 33 x 27 inches; floor to top: 92 inches. Installed in the artist’s studio on Mulberry Street in Little Italy, Manhattan. Image Credit: John Kramer, courtesy the artist. © 2014 Robert Gober.

Robert Gober, The Ascending Sink, 1985. Plaster, wood, steel, wire lath, and semi-gloss enamel paint, two components, each: 30 x 33 x 27 inches; floor to top: 92 inches. Installed in the artist’s studio on Mulberry Street in Little Italy, Manhattan. Image Credit: John Kramer, courtesy the artist. © 2014 Robert Gober.

ROBERT GOBER,   b. 1954, Wallingford, CT

Review Panel, 2005
David Cohen, 2005
Amelia Rina, 2014
Steve Locke, 2014
Dennis Kardon, 2014
Lee Ann Norman, 2014

More information on the artist can be found at Matthew Marks

Full index entry for “Gober” at artcritical

“HUBS” gathers together links on artists and subjects discussed multiple times at artcritical 


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