Courtesy of greengrassi, London. Photo: Marcus Leith


Date: 2010

Materials: Papier-mache and acrylic paint

Dimensions: 28 x 29 x 19 1⁄2 in. (71.1 x 73.7 x 49.5 cm)

Credit: Collection of Carla Emil and Richard Silverstein, Promised Gift to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

This untitled work is part of a mini-survey of sculptures from the last seven years highlighting Fecteau’s distinct formal language. Wrought on an intimate scale and rendered in both elegant and playfully awkward muted color schemes, the taut outcroppings and dark crevices are connected through illogical turns of surface and recess. Though each sculpture is kin to the next, they exhibit a vast array of dispositions; some sit lonely, others feel complete and abundant, while others assert a near-corporeal presence almost aggressively. While the artist’s hand is evident in each uniquely shaped and beautifully painted form, the energy that each object exudes from within extends beyond its surface.


Co-curator Dan Byers on the selection of Vincent Fecteau works shown in the 2013 Carnegie International

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