The photo series Display Modern II (Hepworth) documents the construction of a cardboard replica of Barbara Hepworth’s Single Form, a massive bronze commissioned in 1961 for the forecourt of the United Nations Building in Manhattan. Display Modern II subtracts the urban context and material weight of Hepworth’s original in an experiment that tests the potential for pure form to act as a container for abstract ideas. This work also references the photo-conceptual process pieces of the 1960s and 70s.
Documentation: Installation at Labor, Mexico City; installation at Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York; details
Terence Gower, 2007
12 Piezo pigment prints on photo rag
28.5 x 36.2 cm each
Printed by Stephen Gross at Brooklyn Editions