• Gary Allen Justis

    Museum Of Science And Industry

    By now it is clear that the machine remains seductive and even productive as both metaphor and means for artists of the generation defined not by mechanics but by electronics. Dennis Oppenheim’s constructions overtly capitalize on the terror that even archaeological machines still hold for some audiences; even if the specter of the machine that is no longer productive retains little pathos, this multivalent metaphor has kept its esthetic and kinetic potential. Gary Allen Justis’ complex electrokinetic sculpture avoids bombast and easy, spectacular effects, and only occasionally lapses into

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