January 27, 2015
At the fair entrance is Wrinkle Decker’s Lazy Boy, an economic play on heroic sculpture.
The artists, Michael Decker and Aaron Wrinkle, view him as a kind of Thoreau-ian figure, a stand-in for their own pondering of nature, humanity and contemporary art. The sculpture borrows its form from a shelf-sized bronze thrift store sculpture by an unknown artist. The sculpture’s patina is a mixture of wood glue and dirt retrieved from Highland Park, where the artists lived, made, and first exhibited the work.
A very special thanks to artist Daniel Hope in fabrication assistance.