Cosmology, Design and Landscape‚ÄîPart Two features four new sculptures by McElheny that further explore the legacies of twentieth century modernism. Part One, in September 2006, featured a large-scale sculpture and film that linked mid-century theories of the universe’s origins to period design. Now, Part Two presents a foreboding vision of endlessly repeating modernist design objects and imagines the idea of urban/industrial landscapes remade as a totally reflective aesthetic utopia. These works attempt to realize the attraction and horror of the modern ideal: a perfect world of objects and architecture.
Watch McElheny discuss his work in a lecture given in conjunction with the series Artists and Models at MoMA on March 12, 2007.