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Charles LeDray, Mens Suits, 2006–, mixed media. Installation view.

Charles LeDray

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Charles LeDray, Mens Suits, 2006–, mixed media. Installation view.

Human labor revealed itself as the core of this tightly curated show. Featuring only four of Charles LeDray’s meticulously crafted pieces, the exhibition was a concentrated extract of the New York–based sculptor’s fifty-some-piece retrospective “workworkworkworkwork,” organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston in 2010.

Mens Suits, 2006–2009, occupied the bulk of this presentation, as it comprised three tableaux, generously spaced across the expanse of one full, dimly lit floor. The sets—replete with such convincing details as well-worn linoleum flooring, fluorescent lighting, and cheaply paneled dropped ceilings—had been modeled to resemble scenes from a secondhand-clothing store. In one, two dust-covered racks of blazers were separated by a table haphazardly loaded with shirts; in another, a circular table displaying a spectrum of ties was attended by a

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