Samuel Freeman Gallery
Blue McRight’s recent exhibition, “Quench,” featured a semi-installational aggregation of nearly 50 individual pieces. These objects emerge from a loosely linked set of concepts involving nature, personal experience, and environmental reality, following Deleuze and Guattari’s notion of “rhizomatic thinking.” As a result of how McRight hooks up, mutates, and disrupts her connections of images with concepts, her pieces become maps of transient ideas. The works consist of elements associated with plants, animals, and the circulation of water; their conceptual basis resides in the issue of water scarcity. One group of sculptures is made from tubes and hoses originally used for scuba diving or gardening…see the entire review in the print version of July/August’s Sculpture magazine.