Dia Center for the Arts presents a new project by artist Robert Gober, opening to the public on
September 24, 1992 at 548 West 22nd Street. The project will continue on view through June 23, 1993. Hours are
Thursday through Sunday, 12 noon to 6 pm.
In the late eighties Robert Gober created some of the most memorable and haunting installations of the decade. These followed a series of exhibitions in which he presented discrete, hand-made sculptures which took as their subjects such familiar items as sinks, urinals, baby cots, and body parts-cast wax limbs clothed in contemporary dress.
The context of his installations was frequently established by means of a printed wallpaper, which defined the space as a structured environment. At the same time its motif introduced themes that the other components in the installation developed further. The pressures and constraints of social expectation as manifest in gender roles; the perverse misrepresentations that inform conventional attitudes to nature and culture; the seductive but warping fictions that are embodied in the myth of the artist as romantic visionary are but some of the issues Gober's work has addressed to date. At once enthralling and disquieting, this new installation at Dia extends as it enriches these (and other) preoccupations in telling ways.
Major funding for this project has been received from the Lannan Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional funding from the Dia Art Council, the major annual support group of Dia Center for the Arts, and the Dia Art Circle. Support for the 1992-93 exhibitions program has also been provided through a generous grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
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