The Long Day

2003

Jack Shainman New York

Sculptures

Statement

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.

Work on paper