Xavier Mary, Deepwater Horizon

When: Sept. 6-Oct. 20 2019

1708 Gallery announces "Deepwater Horizon," an exhibition of sculpture, video, and appropriated objects by Belgian artist Xavier Mary. The exhibition borrows its name from an offshore oil rig that, while one of the deepest ever drilled, culminated in the most catastrophic explosion and oil spill in U.S. history. Sculptures arduously drag from dilapidated industrial material -- truck beds, insulation, soot and wheels -- a retrospective capture of automotive dysfunction and material memory. These objects become small structures to consider the near future of the fossil fuel industry and societal upheaval underway.