Stephen G. Rhodes

Ssspecific Object

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Ssspecific Object
Stephen G. Rhodes
Ssspecific Object
2006
Rubber
122 x 213.4 x 122 cm

Through his sculptures and installations Stephen G. Rhodes engages with both art historical and American mythology to approach narrative through making. In Ssspecific Object, Rhodes
comically merges these two interests with the suggestion of a minimalist cube devoured by a giant snake; its title referring to Donald Judd’s critical writings and its awkward horizontal composition reinforcing its creepy otherness. Made from rubber and stretched to capacity, Rhodes’s serpent poses as a discriminate consumer: a viper critic devouring the bulk feast of modernism.


     
 


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