Socrates Sculpture Park

Martin Basher


Exhibition: EAF08: 2008 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, 2008

Happiness, Pleasure. Entertainment, 2008
Wood, Plexiglas, steel, fluorescent lighting, fans, acrylic paint
10' x 22' x 6’

Referencing minimalist form and modern architecture, this installation touches upon a darker, more complex side to domesticity and the suburban dream. A large rectangular lightbox is left blank. A modernist structure is filled with building debris, decaying plants, and an unwrapped painting. A model of a suburban ranch home stands abandoned in a vitrine. Here, the dream home is left unfinished, empty and deserted.

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