New York

Sandy Skoglund

The University of Hartford

Sandy Skoglund’s Xeroxes, drawings, and object could also be considered as part of this reaction against single viewpoints. More interesting is that supposedly contradictory positions are now possible within the framework of a single show. Skoglund’s show is a homage to various “mistakes”—the mistakes of machines, the mistakes of people, the mistakes of objects. Let me explain. The mistakes Xerox machines make determined a number of works or objects put through various stages of transformation by “Xerox” and “re-Xerox.” I’ll not discuss these works, however, since the area is somewhat well documented. What I want to talk about are Skoglund’s drawings, consisting of the mistakes she made, and her single object in the show which consists of a mistake made by its altering position. Suffice to say the tension in the show is for me between what I call art “mistakes” and its polarity—“cultural

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