Gordon Hall: End of Day

Arts Intel Report, Air Mail, Avril 3, 2021

The 16 new sculptures in Gordon Hall’s solo exhibition pose all kinds of questions about our relationship with the “sculptural” pieces that serve us—a ladder, a table, a stool. The show’s title comes from that piece of furniture known as a clothes valet, a shouldered structure that stands silently waiting to hold a suit at the “end of day,” in preparation for the next morning. Hall takes these shapes and alters them in ways that encourage thought. They’ve become abstract, animated in a new way. They’ve become art. —L.J.