She Said All It Needed Was A Little Baby Blue
John Watson, 2006 (source)
Untitled, Andrea Green, 2006 (source)
John Watson and Andrea Green’s installation show at the Laumeier Sculpture Park in St Louis is an exhibition worth traveling to see. Watson’s gregarious sculptures are placed with wit — hidden in ceiling beams and seeming to go through walls — which steers the work’s translation towards architectural allegories.
Green uses saliva, breath, wax, and a large amount of petroleum jelly, which is all the rage now, to make ephemeral wall and floor-mounted sculptures.
Watson and Green come from opposite ends of the map, creating an entertaining romp between two opposing sensibilities — an excellent curatorial strategy. This is the weekend to see it, as their dual takes 20 steps and pulls the trigger on Sunday.