You Have Did the Right Thing When You Put That Skylight In. His sculptures are built from small, slow accumulations in which layering, texture, and the work of the hand are all visible. The show spans from 2000 to the present plus the premiere of new body of work.
Vincent Fecteau (b. 1969) has, over the last two decades, forged a singular aesthetic that mixes homespun materials (popsicle sticks, champagne corks, string, and the like), meticulous craft work, 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 large new body of work.
Comprised of images culled from magazines and other ready-made 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.
The exhibition benefits from the generous support of Martin Hatebur.
Image: Vincent Fecteau, Untitled, 2015
Courtesy the artist, Galerie Buchholz, greengrassi, Matthew Marks Gallery
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Press preview 17 June 2015 / Wed / 11:00 – 12:00
Opening: Wed, June 17, 2015, 7 pm
Steinenberg 7 CH-4051 Basel
Tue / Wed / Fri 11am–6pm
Sat / Sun 11am–5pm
Opening hours during the Art Basel week (15-21.6.2015)
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Admission: CHF 10.-/6.- incl. S AM Swiss Architecture Museum