Ramses’ Eyes, Frankenstein’s Last Breath
Brock Enright’s work is conceived as both the product of a process and the process itself, through the whimsical invention of pieces that enchant and fix our gaze. The artist draws upon a wide range of materials, from the more traditional—like bronze and plaster—to the increasingly unconventional found objects, such as Doritos chips. Thus he transforms everyday life with surprise, magic and humor. While both White Casper (2016) and Untitled (2016) are intended as individual works, each gains additional meaning when situated in relation to one another. Paired with the ghostly portrait of White Casper, Untitled forms a sculptural curio that registers as a pseudo-scientific gauge of metaphysical presence.
Enright is represented by Kate Werble, New York, where he recently had a solo show this past spring.
Dimensions: 11 1/4 x 4 x 4 in (sculpture); 14 1/8 x 11 1/8 in (work on paper).
Unique / Unique.
Image rights: Courtesy of the artist and Kate Werble Gallery, New York
Kate Werble Gallery, New York
Performance is at the heart of the work of Brock Enright, who has been polarizing audiences since he announced to his Columbia MFA advisor, John Kessler, that all the work he had produced under his tutelage was done under the instruction of two anonymous Fluxus artists. He became infamous for Videogames Adventure Services, the “company as sculpture” he created that offered designer kidnapping services to clients. Since then, the former drawing assistant of Robert Longo has also explored film, often with collaborator Jody Lee Lipes, and created “light drawings,” by scratching images into the backs of mirrors. Enright, who describes his practice as “anarchy, in the truest sense,” often combines found objects, worn-out stages, and other remnants from his performances in his exhibitions.
American, b. 1976