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  • Provenance

    Sidney Janis Gallery, New York; Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris; Private Collection; Austria

  • Exhibited

    New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Conceptual Abstraction, November - December, 1991

  • Catalogue Essay

    “The deployment of the geometric dominates the landscape. Space is divided into discrete, isolated cells, explicitly determined as to extent and function. Cells are reached through complex networks of corridors and roadways that must be traveled at prescribed speeds and at prescribed times. The constant increase in the complexity and scale of these geometries continuously transforms the landscape. Conduits supply various resources to the cells. Electricity, water, gas, communication lines, and, in some cases, even air, are piped in. The conduits are almost always buried underground, away from sight. The great networks of transportation give the illusion of tremendous movement and interaction. But the networks of conduits minimalize the need to leave the cells. The regimentation of human movement, activity, and perception accompanies the geometric division of space. It is governed by the use of time-keeping devices, the application of standards of normalcy, and the police apparatus. In the factory, human movement is made to conform to rigorous spatial and temporal geometries. At the office, the endless recording of figures and statistics is presided over by clerical workers.”
    (Peter Halley, ‘The Deployment of the Geometric in Effects’, New York, no. 3, Winter 1986)


Soul control

c. 1991
Day-Glo acrylic, acrylic and Roll-a-Tex on canvas in two parts.
228.6 cm. x 236.5 cm. (90 x 93 in).

£40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for £51,650

Contemporary Art Evening

12 Feb 2010