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September 14, 2008 to February 15, 2009 |

Lars Fisk: Trashbags

Lars Fisk has transformed a single block of Champlain black marble quarried from Isle La Motte, VT, into a sculpture inspired by a pile of four heavy-duty twist-tie trash bags. The life-size sculpture, which stands 63 inches tall, references the visibility of garbage found on city streets and will be installed by the main Museum entrance. The practice of defining folds in the plastic began as an exercise in reductive classical sculpture and became a stonecutting preoccupation for the artist. The pile of bags represents a paradox of everlasting disposability, addressing the issue of waste and the underlying question of its permanence. Lars Fisk has exhibited extensively in the United States and is currently a project manager at Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City.