AS220 Project Space
An in-your-face, freedom-of-speech quality informed Thomas Morrissey’s recent installation about the summary worth of creative endeavor. His life’s work was arranged, boxed, labeled with limited descriptions, and given a by-the-pound valuation. Heavy-duty, locked chain-link gates made the collection inaccessible, and an overhead security camera remained trained on his intellectual and artistic property. In Approximately 7,642 Pounds of Art, Stacked and Somewhat Arranged, the sense of things was confrontational, with a hard edge from a dark place. Morrissey’s installation brought viewers abruptly into the challenging conceptual terrain of statement art… see the entire review in the print version of December’s Sculpture magazine.