• Robert McNealy

    S. L. Simpson Gallery

    Robert McNealy’s installations can seem like junkyard inventories. Each is an odd assortment of rough-looking objects plunked down on the gallery floor. McNealy’s anthropology background—before he started making sculpture he did postgraduate work in anthropology, going on a dig in Central America—accounts for the work’s fundamental fragmentariness. Out of his concatenations of broken, found, and remade images and objects McNealy attempts to trace the outlines of the dismembered superstructure of a culture.

    This fragmentariness links the work with much recent British sculpture. But unlike, for

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