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Mark Gomes
From October 29th 1998 to December 5th 1998
bones

"bones" is the presentation of 27 sculptural specimens which refer to an imaginative space : a) architectural models? b) the skeletons of prehistoric reptiles? c) fantastical machinery? d) all of the above and none of the above. Each cardboard form easily shifts from one association to another. Their authoritative presentation and display confirm that they are definitely cultural products. The gallery appears to have become the site of an archaelogical dig or natural history museum. The viewer is encouraged to walk around the plinth, to see these specimens from all angles, establish relationships between them and with them. Like Dyan Marie writes, ''the mix of form categories develops a partnership of organic and constructed shapes. Organized on a random grid, an amoeba-like form stands next to an architectural detail is arranged in turn next to something that resembles a body part – some sculptures incorporating both organic and technical elements. In bringing organic and built forms together on a common ground of material and scale, categorical difference become less fixed.'' ( C Magazine, sept-nov. 1997)

Mark Gomes has previously used cardboard in his process, but in the preliminary stages, the sculpture would be finished in aluminium or wicker, for example. Here, Gomes has allowed the forms to remain in this state of potential while simultaneously asserting themselves as finished product.

Bibliographie
- Miller, Marcus, «Tyrannosaurus», Hour, 12–18 novembre 1998, p.35.
- Mavrikakis, Nicolas, «La couleur du temps. Abstraction libre», Voir, 3–9 décembre 1998, p.99.