Vincent Fecteau: You Have Did the Right Thing When You Put That Skylight In, 18 Jun 2015 — 23 Aug 2015
Exhibitions

Vincent Fecteau: You Have Did the Right Thing When You Put That Skylight In

Kunsthalle Basel, Steinenberg 7, Basel

Vincent Fecteau (b. 1969, Islip) has, over the last two decades, forged a singular aesthetic that mixes homespun materials (popsicle sticks, champagne corks, string, and the like), meticulous craftwork, and a curious formal grammar. By turns wonky, erotic, extraterrestrial, or baroque—and sometimes all of these at once—his sculptures are built from small, slow accumulations in which layering, texture, and the work of the hand are all visible.

You Have Did the Right Thing When You Put That Skylight In, the San Francisco–based artist’s largest exhibition to date and his first solo show in Switzerland, is a selection of sculptures spanning from 2000 to the present plus the premiere of a new body of work. Comprised of images culled from magazines and other readymade elements (shoeboxes, jewelry boxes, wicker baskets, and other lo-fi containers, all painted the matte-est of blacks), these wall sculptures manifest both a return to his origins (collage) and a significant new direction.

Contacts & Details
OPENING TIMES:
Tue – Fri 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thu 11am – 8:30pm

Sat, Sun 11am – 5pm

CLOSING DAYS:
Mon
ADMISSION:
Free
T: +41 61 206 9900
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Kunsthalle Basel, Steinenberg 7, Basel

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