Cornelia Parker’s Transitional Object (PsychoBarn), The Roof Garden Commission at the Met in New York until 31/Oct

Image credit: Caitlin Ochs for The New York Times.

A large-scale sculpture by Cornelia Parker, inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper and by two emblems of American architecture—the classic red barn and the Bates family’s sinister mansion from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film Psycho—has been unveiled as the fourth annual installation of site-specific works commissioned for The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Nearly 30 feet high, The Roof Garden Commission: Cornelia Parker, Transitional Object (PsychoBarn) is fabricated from a deconstructed red barn and seems at first to be a genuine house, but is in fact a scaled-down structure consisting of two facades propped up from behind with scaffolding. Simultaneously authentic and illusory, the sculpture evokes the psychological associations embedded in architectural spaces. Transitional Object (PsychoBarn) is set atop The Met, high above Central Park—providing an unusual contrast to the Manhattan skyline. It will be on view to the public until October 31, 2016. Click here to find out more.

Cornelia Parker’s multiple for The Multiple Store

Following a first series of meteorite landings on London locations in 1998, for her second series for The Multiple Store (‘METEORITE LANDS… IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE: The American series’, 2001), Cornelia Parker produced a second series of  meteorite landings. These consist of ‘hits’ and ‘misses’ made by heating a 400 year old iron meteorite until glowing hot and then using it to burn the map at six mythic locations in of the American South.Cornelia Parker Meteorite Bethlehem

Of the six locations of this second series, only three are still available;
Missing:  Waco (Texas); Roswell (New Mexico); Truth or Consequences (New Mexico)
Hitting:  Bagdad (Louisiana); Bethlehem (North Carolina); Paris (Texas)

Click here for more information on Parker’s landings.

 

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