Duke Riley, ‘Article 018 from the Polystyrene Memorial Maritime Museum ’, 2020, Sculpture, Salvaged painted plastic in wood and glass case, Praise Shadows Art Gallery
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Duke Riley

Article 018 from the Polystyrene Memorial Maritime Museum , 2020

Salvaged painted plastic in wood and glass case
14 22/25 × 8 1/2 × 2 3/4 in
37.8 × 21.6 × 7 cm
.
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Medium
Condition
Good Condition
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Included
Duke Riley
American, b. 1972
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A lifelong fascination with waterfront cultures and topographies has led Duke Riley to explore nautical history and the marginalized inhabitants of borderland regions in his art. Working as a fine artist and tattooist, Riley stages performances, installations, and videos that reenact historic moments in a contemporary context. Shorelines and areas where the land meets the water have typically been associated with crime, disease, danger, and people on the fringes of society, especially in urban landscapes. Riley confronts these historical associations head-on, as in the case of The Dead Head Horse Inn (2006), a temporary pub located on New York City’s off-limits Plumb Island, and United Islands of the East River (2006), a three-part video installation addressing colonization. Riley sees himself as a field naturalist, gathering artifacts and putting them on display, whether in the form of a map, sculpture, mosaic, or video.

Duke Riley, ‘Article 018 from the Polystyrene Memorial Maritime Museum ’, 2020, Sculpture, Salvaged painted plastic in wood and glass case, Praise Shadows Art Gallery
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Medium
Condition
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Signature
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Duke Riley
American, b. 1972
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A lifelong fascination with waterfront cultures and topographies has led Duke Riley to explore nautical history and the marginalized inhabitants of borderland regions in his art. Working as a fine artist and tattooist, Riley stages performances, installations, and videos that reenact historic moments in a contemporary context. Shorelines and areas where the land meets the water have typically been associated with crime, disease, danger, and people on the fringes of society, especially in urban landscapes. Riley confronts these historical associations head-on, as in the case of The Dead Head Horse Inn (2006), a temporary pub located on New York City’s off-limits Plumb Island, and United Islands of the East River (2006), a three-part video installation addressing colonization. Riley sees himself as a field naturalist, gathering artifacts and putting them on display, whether in the form of a map, sculpture, mosaic, or video.

Duke Riley

Article 018 from the Polystyrene Memorial Maritime Museum , 2020

Salvaged painted plastic in wood and glass case
14 22/25 × 8 1/2 × 2 3/4 in
37.8 × 21.6 × 7 cm
.
Sold
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