MF Exhibitions

David Ireland

February 27 - July 31, 1993
The installation is built with concrete lawn ornaments. Statues like these were first temple icons, then museum pieces, then lawn ornaments. In Ireland's installation, he returns the lawn ornaments to the museum.

Patio furniture and ficus trees reference the outdoors, and statues in a tight stack emerge from a trap door. They are arranged in a line through the first floor gallery, around the corner and up the stairs. A row of single lights in the ceiling follows the line of statues. 

The figures proceed up the steps to the second floor, where they jam the gallery door open. They completely fill the opening, blocking the view. On the third floor, an old metal kitchen cabinet contains the heads of statues and concrete hats, lit by a single bulb.
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