new-york

Harry Dodge, Love Streams, 2015, video, color, sound, 14 minutes 8 seconds.

Harry Dodge

Wallspace

Harry Dodge, Love Streams, 2015, video, color, sound, 14 minutes 8 seconds.

When Harry Dodge speaks, he does so profusely: Why, his artworks suggest, let one example serve when six will make the point more vibrantly? Thus the superlative video Love Streams, 2015, a four-part, fourteen-minute riff on quantum physics, object relations, automatons, and “an extra-long extender-thing for the tray that holds your keyboard,” a device that spreads as fancifully as its prolix description. Dodge’s staggering, stuttering descriptions are accumulative rather than taxonomic; examples are amassed and oppositions, images, and narratives are stacked atop one another rather than used to narrow the field. This accretive method is seen in the cobbled-together sculptures and wall pieces that filled this show. In one of Dodge’s eight-foot paintings, for example, a Plexiglas stencil of the sale listing for a coyote carcass (ITEM SPECIFICS / CONDITION: USED / ANIMAL TYPE:

Sign-in to keep reading

Artforum print subscribers have full access to this article. If you are a subscriber, sign in below.

Not registered for artforum.com? Register here.

SUBSCRIBE NOW for only $50 a year—65% off the newsstand price—and get the print magazine plus full online access to this issue and our archive.*

Order the PRINT EDITION of the October 2015 issue for $17 or the ONLINE EDITION for $5.99.

* This rate applies to U.S. domestic subscriptions.