Socrates Sculpture Park

Charles Gute


Exhibition: State Fair, 2009


More Matter in General, 2009
Wood, paint, vinyl lettering, steel hardware
13’ x 9’ x 7’5”

The artist has created a sign that suggests an unlikely crossover between the dry semantics of historical conceptual art and the realm of state fair cuisine. Taking as its launching point a seminal Joseph Kosuth work from 1968, in which that artist presented a partial taxonomy of all things and conditions within the universe, the artist’s playful, but austere freestanding sign posits a continuation of that universal taxonomy -- one that is specific to the signature delicacies offered by state fair food vendors.

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