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Richard Deacon's Dead Leg   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Richard Deacon at University of New Mexico Art Museum Center for the Arts (Main Campus) September 10th, 2011 - December 18th, 2011
Posted 10/2/11
, 2007, is a tour-de-force sculpture that is composed of compressed 2 x 2 oak lengths, bound together in groups of two and four by custom-fabricated stainless steel couplings. At 8 feet high, Dead Leg spans 28 x 9 feet and begins with the static bound “root” of the sculpture. The wood then splits, sprawls, and gracefully gyrates so that the tension between the organic and hand-wrought materials achieve a ribbon-like fluidity that belies the challenging methods of construction. The rigid leg,... [more]