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Rio Grande

2012

drywall/paint

approx. 17' on a 20' wall

The full contour of the Rio Grande routed into sheetrock. Installation: “United States” at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT.

“A long fissure insinuated down the length of a high wall. A deep crack gouged into the museum. A minimal gesture displayed as art. It is difficult to immediately discern in Matthew Northridge’s sculptural installation what might be accidental, what is site-specific, and where the artist has intervened in his subtle process of creating meaning. The title is critical to this installation. Rio Grande literally gives shape to the line Northridge routed into the Aldrich’s sheetrock wall.”

-excerpt from catalog for “United States”

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