Ryan Gander, I’ve enabled every rule of convention to practice exactly as I want, 2014
For I’ve enabled every rule, linen dinner napkins have been cast in Carrara marble and placed upon modernist wooden plinths. One napkin is neatly folded, another is crumpled, and yet another elegantly falls from its pedestal. Each sculpture represents one place setting at the artist’s dining room table and has its own unique personality and character. Both elegant and humorous, the sculptures evoke the folds of classical drapery and reveal the artist’s interest in re-establishing a story’s hidden character—or an object’s possible function.
Medium: Bonded Carrara marble and fumed white oak base
Issued with artist signed and watermarked certificates
Published by Lisa Ivorian-Jones
This Ryan Gander work is available at New Museum