Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Phantom Truck, 2007. Aluminum and epoxy paint, installation view.

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle


Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

Originally featured at Documenta 12, Phantom Truck by Chicago-based Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle recently made its North American debut. A minimal, painted steel work simulating a 30-foot-long vehicle trailer stacked with industrial container forms in a variety of sizes and shapes, Phantom Truck presents itself as a catalyst for reflection on American politics. In 2003, the Bush administration claimed that “mobile units of nuclear devices in trucks and trailers were circulating through Iraq.” Manglano-Ovalle’s work pays homage to the form and scale of these imagined biological weapons labs while creating a haptic space to contemplate the political conundrums of our time.…see the entire review in the print version of November’s Sculpture magazine.