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Daniel Turner worked as a guard at the New Museum, where he was prohibited from leaning against the wall. It was his first experience of the impact of his repeated physical contact on a surface—and its prohibition. Turner’s site-specific, untitled wall drawings involve seamlessly repeated, bodily gestures involve the manual pressing of material to create a cloud of ambiguously indexical marks. The effects are painterly, both wearing down and adding to the plaster ground of the architecture. The drawings record, even celebrate, duration while suspending it in an abstract, universal time.
Using varied strategies of inscription and vandalism, and conceptualizing his timed labor as a prolonged sequence of destructions, Grayson Revoir designs and fabricates structures in the mode of furniture. He then exposes the sculpture to water and wear, and uses metal hardware to simultaneously puncture, decorate, and add heft, finally rendering it useless. Pushing the idiom of seasonal or decorative furniture into a domestic context; oversized and at once warped, worn, and bejeweled, Untitled (2010–), is both the anthropomorphic form and its seat. Revoir treats manual labor as a type of play, treated through the trappings and various metaphors of recreation and its continuous deliquescence.