When it comes to sculpture, Robert Therrien really stacks up
Looking for a twist on your everyday view of the world? The exhibition Robert Therrien, on view through October 27, offers viewers alternate perspectives of generic, usually overlooked domestic objects.
Many of Therrien’s works reinvent these everyday objects by exaggerating them—for example, a pile of plates that looms over the heads of visitors. Therrien’s larger-than-life No title (stacked plates), 2006 (pictured on the cover of the exhibition catalogue, above), features twenty gigantic, light blue plates stacked in a precarious, topsy-turvy tower nearly eight feet tall.
As the exhibition reveals, many of Therrien’s sculptures play with scale and perspective. In this work, the overstated size of the plates draws attention, whilethe haphazard stacking gives viewers a uniquely dizzying sensation. Come experience Therrien’s stacked plates for yourself!
IMAGE: Robert Therrien (American, born 1947). No title (stacked plates), 2006.Plastic, 94 × 54 × 54 inches (238.7 × 137.2 × 137.2 cm). Collection Glenn and Amanda Fuhrman, New York, Courtesy The FLAG Art Foundation. © 2013 Robert Therrien / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.