Theaster Gates: Low Backs (Brown and Black), wood and metal, 2010
One of the Rauschenberg Foundation’s AIC grantees is the commissioned artist for the 2012 Armory Show! A component of creating the “visual identity of the show”, Theaster Gates will meet and greet visitors during a residency called SEE, SIT, SUP, SIP, SING: Holding Court. All weekend he will be in the Pier 94 café sitting at a big table made from old school desks and he welcomes you to stop by.
And as a side note, we love the visual parallel between Gates’ Low Backs, above, and Robert Rauschenberg’s The Ancient Incident (Kabal American Zephyr), 1981-2006: