• Bill Woodrow

    Musée des Beaux Arts, Le Havre

    Since the late ’70s, Bill Woodrow has transformed salvaged objects through a process combining archeology with clinical surgery. He has often amputated and transplanted consumer appliances in order to promote new meanings. The new pieces on display here, which have been made over the last 18 months, have changed most conspicuously in terms of the material used—it is now fabricated, rather than found. In lieu of objets trouvés, Woodrow uses production-line sheet metal that he welds himself. Sheet metal is cut up and soldered in an almost deliberately rudimentary manner. In the earlier works,

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