new-york

Terry Fugate-Wilcox

James Yu Gallery

Terry Fugate-Wilcox makes sculpture that consists of packaging scientific—chiefly mineralogical—fact. His show was in three parts: works changed by the environment—by temperature, humidity, etc.; works in which diffusion is taking place, as in the sculpture made out of strips of aluminum and carbon bolted together, where the proximity of the two metals assures that electron migration between them is taking place—with consequences that will be clearly apparent to the naked eye in about 3,000 years; and works which are being eaten away by the atmosphere, which are referred to as “burning” pieces. An example of this last group is Slow-burn Rock which is a 700 lb. lump of rock that contains a lot of iron. Gradually, rusting will turn it a brighter and brighter orange, and, in about the same length of time as is it will take the piece I just mentioned to visually diffuse, the iron-bearing rock

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