Currently on view at Magnan Metz Gallery, New York is Duke Riley’s solo exhibition, “See You at the Finish Line”. The exhibition is composed of large scale sculpture, installation and mixed media works. Carefully crafted objects line the walls of one room in glass vitrines displayed in a museum like fashion. A narrative element of the exhibition is engrained in the works on view which are introduced in the press release. Below is an excerpt of the press release to give you an idea of what was written in conjunction of the exhibition.
“Trading with the Enemy: Four years of planning and eight months of breeding and homing pigeons was the beginning of this project addressing the political and historical aspect of illicit smuggling, rum running within the Southernmost American city, and the only nation to uphold the Trading with the Enemy Act. Up until the embargo regular crossings between Key West and its sister city Havana were commonplace, and the ships Captains regularly kept homing pigeons to relay messages of safe arrival or distress.”
“See You at the Finish Line” is on view through January 11, 2014.
For more information on “See You at the Finish Line” visit Magnan Metz Gallery, New York.