• Deryck Healey

    Salama-Caro Gallery

    A red carpet welcomes one from usually sedate Cork Street, with all the connotations of social pomp and flamboyance implied. Have I got Your Number, 1985–90, the title of both Deryck Healey’s show as a whole and of the exhibition’s centerpiece, poses a question to the viewer. In the center of the space, four planks painted in saturated red, blue, gray, and black, are supported on a pile of telephone directories from various countries. Each plank holds a papier mâché lozenge also formed from telephone books.

    The directories suggest communication—human contact even across international boundaries.

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