new-york

G. E. Moore

O.K. Harris Gallery

G. E. Moore has a lot of ideas, but hasn’t had the opportunity to work enough of them through in physical actuality to get a sure grip on his materials. There are sensations he would like his sculpture to convey: of force so precariously’ balanced that a palpable feeling of physical threat or potential danger is created. But he has been stymied by difficulties in the execution of his proposed pieces in a real space, and these problems interfere with the impact of his work.

Walking into the first room at O.K. Harris, the viewer is confronted by a long strip of black rubber stretching from ceiling to floor along the length of the room. It is interrupted by a trapeze support a third of the way along the rubber, and by a square slab of concrete that anchors the rubber to the floor. It sounds dramatic, but comes through static because that black rubber, too inert and heavy, refuses to reveal

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