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  • Mark Gomes

    Isaacs Gallery

    Mark Gomes’ show is comprised of two large works connected in theme. Untitled is an 8-foot high, roofless passageway made of wire-mesh fencing. Its door is a mass of twigs encased in the same fencing, and framed with untreated lathing. The piece is like the skeleton of the walls of a passageway, a pared-down hallway missing its plaster clothing.

    The Narrows is also a passageway of sorts—two “parenthetical” fences, placed back to back, form a funnel. In the middle, a large oxidized-steel box suspended between the two fences rotates on a central axis and blocks normal passage. One side of this box

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