Back Room Sectional Earth Office Pathology
May 14 - June 12, 2010
It's called Back Room Sectional
Earth Office Pathology. Rob Hood has taken the opportunity of
liberating the hallway and back room at Jonathan Smart Gallery of stock, and placing
it in the centre and around the walls of the back gallery. The
installation has Hood's Prime TV Gladiators lined up opposite Michael
Parekowhai's larger-than-life Disney dolls in a marvellous stand-off of
warriors of popular culture proportions.
from whence the Gallery stock came, Hood has installed further work of
his own. There is for example, an eye-catching re-configuration of Wrecked
Kilometre - Hood's re-appraisal of Walter de Maria's 1979 work, The
Broken Kilometer, permanently installed at 393 West Broadway, New
It's not every day that an artist enjoys the last exhibition in a space. Hood has done the occasion proud. And it is exactly what he has called it: a simple section through a back room that exposes a quirky sort of office pathology.
Postscript: After a period of pack-out and re-fit, Jonathan Smart Gallery will be re-opening at 50 Salisbury St in early September, 2010.