Artist Roxy Paine has meticulously crafted a TSA airport security checkpoint inside a wall of the Marianne Boesky Gallery… entirely out of wood.
The reality-jarring experience is surprising in more ways than the material. The scene is reproduced in forced perspective – a technique often used on stage sets to drastically increase the perception of depth. In this case, what appears to be an 80-foot deep room is compressed into only 18 feet. Everything, from the vents to the poles get incrementally smaller as they move back in space.
Several other sculpture throughout the gallery allow visitors to examine details from inches away. Each is a bizarre collage of machine parts carved from maple. They are Frankenstein monsters of technology, machines that seem like they should do something, but lack any logical purpose.
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