BLACKBIRD

MARK HANDFORTH

 

Mark Handforth’s work is centered around the sculptural vocabulary of urban areas and familiar elements of day-to-day life (traffic signs, street lamps, motor scooters, truck wheels, hydrants, neon tubes, or candles). He adapts them by either remodeling them or by replicating them on an often considerably larger scale – which, in many cases, creates uncertainty as to whether the pieces are ready-mades or not. With Blackbird, Mark Handforth addresses the economy of everyday office Life: the wire clothes hanger stands as a symbol for the increasing abstraction of domestic life in the age of capitalist primacy.