Fall 1996 Hudson (Show)Room

Hand Not Hand

About the exhibition

Hand Not Hand features approximately 14 works installed in The Hudson (Show)Room and peripheral spaces. Works include two large scale, multi-paneled drawings of an atomic device and a ‘59 Cadillac, as well as several Plexiglas and birch plywood objects. Some of the work could be described as “semi-site.”

The title of the exhibition refers to the issue of hand, or the absence of it, in contemporary art. The artist recognizes that hand has been asked to leave, but has invited it back. In this way “hand” is a stand in for the artist–there, but not there; at the center of things, but completely marginal at the same time.