Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Andrew Mowbray

From my review of Andrew Mowbray “Tempest Prognosticator” at DeCordova Sculpture Park + Museum:
For Andrew Mowbray's new show at the DeCordova Sculpture Park Museum, "Tempest Prognosticator," the Dorchester conceptual artist sculpts giant, ornate, neo-Victorian weathervanes and an anemometer (that spinning-cup device that measures wind speed) out of white polyethylene (a plastic often used in cutting boards). The pieces look like Jules Verne designs manufactured by Matthew Barney.

Mowbray's subject is the futility of trying to predict the weather. A video shows him on a rooftop strapped into the anemometer, or clinging to the large plastic weathervane (displayed in the next room), and standing on a lazy susan spinning in the breeze.
Read the rest here.

June 2007: Review of Andrew Mowbray at Space Other.
May 2009:Review of Andrew Mowbray at LaMontagne Gallery.

Andrew Mowbray “Tempest Prognosticator,” DeCordova Sculpture Park + Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, Sept. 26, 2009, to Jan. 3, 2010.

Pictured from top to bottom: Andrew Mowbray, video still from "The Tempest Prognosticator," 2008; "Parachute," 2005; and "Wind Driven Drawing," 2008.


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