Ross Knight, Part, 2012, steel, plastic, 104 x 114 x 61".

Ross Knight

Team Gallery | Grand Street

Ross Knight, Part, 2012, steel, plastic, 104 x 114 x 61".

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to heat-seal a giant sheet of industrial plastic around something other than a dry-docked boat, Ross Knight’s sculpture Part, 2012, is an intriguing case. At over eight feet high, Part is a mysterious object whose armature creates protuberances in the opaque plastic shrink wrap that envelops its upper half. Stemlike metal legs painted an alarming hue of fuchsia protrude from the base and attach to unpainted threaded steel posts, while two rods of red wheeled casters in blue plastic tracks (such as those used to scoot boxes down conveyor belts) project from the sculpture at a perpendicular angle parallel to the floor, as if waiting for the main portion of Part to be uncovered so as to begin operation. Like an updated version of Man Ray’s felt- and string-wrapped bundle The Enigma of Isidore Ducasse, 1920, the object hidden in plain

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