The Long Day
Jack Shainman New York
This exhibition is named after one of the pieces in the show entitled The Fall and strongly refers to the narrative & iconography of the Biblical story. The pieces on exhibition are not necessarily concerned with religious meanings, but rather explore the various stages of a relationship between two people. The piece entitled The Beginning was inspired by a medieval broadsheet print depicting the creation of Eve. The sculpture is a reinterpretation of the original image, focusing on the intense connection between two people at the start of a relationship. The serpent in this story is The Trespasser, a “third person” or outsider to the relationship. Even though there is a strong narrative element to this group, there is no clear linear progression.