Richard Wilson

Matt's Gallery

Playing on the relationship between interior and exterior has become a tired formula, so overused by artists and critics alike that to invoke its relevance is tantamount to a declaration of intellectual and creative bankruptcy. But, there are exceptions to this.

In his previous two projects at this gallery, Richard Wilson made spectacular capital out of this idea. In She Came in Through the Bathroom Window, 1989, Wilson removed a portion of the window that ran down one wall and projected it into the exhibition space. The area between this window, now suspended in the middle of the gallery, and the space it used to occupy was boxed in and curtained off so that one could still only look “through” it. Before this, in 1987, Wilson constructed a waist-high, shallow metal tray that covered the gallery, wall-to-wall except for a narrow access passage leading from the doorway into the center of

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