previews

  • “Robert Gober: Sculpture + Drawing”

    Walker Art Center
    725 Vineland Place
    February 14–May 9, 1999

    Welcome to Goberworld, a retrospective (curated by the Walker’s Richard Flood) that begins with the unfamiliar Slides of a Changing Painting (1982–83), an evolutionary photographer cord of the ongoing metamorphoses of a single picture over a year’s time, and ends with a new installation that we can only hope will rival the unforgettable neo-Catholic grotto he exhibited in Los Angeles in 1997. Any wizard who can turn the Virgin Mary’s concrete womb into a drainage pipe should have us rushing to this fuller view of his achievement. Feb. 14–May 9; travels to Rooseum Center, Malmö, Sweden, Sept. 18, 1999–Jan. 12, 2000; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC, Feb. 17–Apr. 23, 2000; SF MoMA, May 21–Sept. 4, 2000.