Through her latest public artwork, Suspect Terrain, Fine Arts Faculty Heide Fasnacht details the creation and aftermath of a sinkhole.
In Fasnacht’s vision, the particularities of fragmentation span 50-feet above ground and are detailed in painted plywood — a stand-in for the cement, asphalt, and rock substrate that the sculpture maps. Fasnacht’s surface was inspired by striking media coverage and documentation of massive sinkholes. By sculpturally depicting these devastating geological occurrences, she turns the relationship between event and documentation into a personal and precarious action.
The exhibition is open until August 30th at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, Queens.
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