SCOTT HOCKING

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  -- Recent Installations and Photography Projects --
  Seventeen Shitty Mountains 2018
  The Sleeper / Cowcatcher 2018
  OLD 2018
  Hanging Cairn 2017
  Massa Confusa 2017
  RCA 2016
  Babel 2015-2016
  Celestial Ship of the North (Emergency Ark) 2015
  Signs 2015-present
  Narcissus Incorporated 2015
  Lot Circles 2014-present
  Rustic Sputnik 2016 / Rusty Sputnik 2013
  Coronal Mass Ejection 2013
  The Egg and Michigan Central Train Station 2007-2013
  Mercury Retrograde 2012
  The End of the World 2012
  The Quarry / Steinbruch 2013
  The Secrets of Nature 2012-2014
  Garden of the Gods 2009-2011
  Tartarus 2011
  Triumph of Death 2010
  Sisyphus and the Voice of Space 2010
  New Mound City 2010
  Ziggurat and Fisher Body 21 2007-2009
   
  -- Ongoing Detroit-Based Photo Series' --
  In The Strait Of The Crimson Nain 2007-present
  Detroit Nights 2007-present
  Shipwrecks 1999-present
  Delrazed 2007-present
  Holes 2007-present
  Trees 2007-present
  Memorials 2007-present
  Detroit Wildlife 2007-present
  The Mound Project 2007-present
  Bad Graffiti 2007-present
  The Zone 1999-present
  Cast Concrete in the Auto Age 2008-present
  Mid Century Modern Playground Sculptures 2007-present
   
  -- Other Installations and Photography Projects --
  Roosevelt Warehouse and the Cauldron 2007-2010
  Fountain of Youth Vending Machine 2008-2010
  Lao Zhu and the Flour Factory 2009
  Detroit Midden Mound 2008
  RELICS 2001-2016
  Tire Pyramid 2006
  Animals 2006
  Icelandic Saga 2006
  Scrappers 2000-2004
  Found Slides 2000-2004
  Pictures of a City - Detroit 1997-2006
  Alchemical Works and Drawings 1997-present
   
 

OLD is a site-specific installation at David Klein Gallery, Detroit. Based on personal history, Detroit history, catacombs, burial mounds, ancient ceremonial sites, cycles of life/death, alchemical transformations, obscure objects of worship, unknown machinery, the Old Copper Complex, my Cornish copper mining ancestors, copper scrapping in Detroit, and a dream I had in the Florida Keys, the installation includes over 1,000 patinated copper-clad cast-gypsum human bones, salt, and sand, weighs approximately 1 ton, and buttressed the fluted, structural central column of DKG. Flanking the central work are cast bronze sculptures - Earth 1 and 2 - that have shown up a lot in my work over the years: These celestial sewer spheres are inspired by grates, globes, astrolabes, astrology, planets, stars, orbs, shells, cages, drains, filters, thresholds, myticism, the hollow earth - they also mimic rib cages, which protect us bust also trap us in mortal bodies / the earthly plane; Rib cages is still a cages. Along with these works are a pair of mixed media sculptures - Anima and Animus - that are inspired by the Richard Wilhelm translation of the Taoist text The Secret of the Golden Flower (1931). The exhibition also showcased corresponding photography projects.

--- Statement from the OLD exhibition --- David Klein Gallery OLD exhibition page --- OLD exhibition reviews : Hyperallergic, Detroit Art Review, the Detroit News, & Metro Times

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