• H. Ramsay

    Cliff Michel Gallery

    H. Ramsay’s wood-and-mixed-media tableau are sneaky-smart satires that address the ways people relate to each other; they’re funny and thought-provoking. In Lesson, 1988, the artist places round lumps painted as oranges on seats in a classroom. The square-backed chairs seem more attentive than their occupants. One chair has a wooden apple on it. The instructor on the podium—an orange—stands beside a blackboard with an image of an orange drawn on it. The piece is flanked by classical columns; it appears to be in a stable and permanent condition. But look down the sides: the tableau is set on

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