2011 Turner Prize winner Martin Boyce, based in Glasgow, says he tries to capture the beauty in unloved everyday places. This exhibition catalog for the rising-star sculptor shows the powerful atmospheres he creates, transforming galleries into alternative realities filled with objects that are familiar yet skewed. Litter bins are lopsided. Rusting benches take on irregular shapes. Trees are square. Leaves with brutally straightened edges litter the floor. Sharp, haphazard letters of the alphabet cascade down the walls. Boyce says his goal is to look at ''the things that we pass through every day and occasionally catch a glimpse of, and maybe see something that has a meaningful resonance.'' Includes an excellent text by Renate Wiehager, and an interview with the artist.
eBook Martin Boyce