Passing

wood baseball bat with white and blue lace garter leaning against pine 2 x 4 with white and blue lace garterdetail: the handle of wood baseball bat leaning against pine 2 x 4 with white and blue lace garter

Passing pairs a slight and curvy baseball bat with a taller and more angular 2 x 4. Their materiality, color, and matching baby blue garters establish the objects as a couple, a variation on a theme, or as the title suggests, forms operating outside of their expected context. Where the curves of the bat reference a particular kind of embodied, athletic and public masculinity, the narrow straight lines of the board insinuate themselves into a more feminine-coded domestic frame. In both cases, the passing gestures made through these forms work not only in terms of their inversions of gender coding, but also the way, as deeply functional forms, they are able to operate seamlessly in a gallery context as sculpture.

baseball bat, 2 x 4, garters
2’ w x 1’ d x 8’ h
2014