Tory Fair: Heap
“…basically, you make things out of the structure of who you are.” Jackie Winsor, 1971
Tory Fair’s heap of cast objects whose foam, concrete, and rubber physicalities bear the memories of absent originals – a favorite mug, her work boots, a camera that once belonged to her grandmother, a well-used soccer ball, a woven basket from time living in the Southwest – is the sole structure occupying the main room of Proof Gallery in South Boston. Its dimensions and orientation are in direct response to the narrow space, and invite immediate investigation upon entering the room. What does one recognize? What sensations are stirred? What meaning resides in the dialectic Fair creates between this mass of material and the evocative realm of interpretation?
excerpt from catalogue essay by Susan L. Stoops (full essay can be found under News on this website)