“new” sculpture by David McQueen
September 30-October 23, 2016
1109 DeKalb Ave
Brooklyn NY 11221
Opening Reception: September 30, 7-10pm
It starts with a slip.
My attention drifts and…shhht.
It lingers on my periphery, flutters, and leaves.
Then it dances back, days later, to remind me,
not of what I’d forgotten but that I’d forgotten.
I begin to hate it, swatting and grasping until in my clenched fist,
I have it...
I check only to see it fly away,
mocking me for my delicate hands and lack of confidence.
I don’t need this idea.
I have hundreds more…
Dozens at least…
One of them will surely be along…
Any minute now…
“long lost” is a collection of re-imagined sculpture. Each piece is a memory of an idea of what I hoped it might become. They are brave, fragile failures refusing to concede. They are convinced that they can reveal what I had forgotten and find themselves in the process.