MenuSearch
Kitchen Window with Corral

Kitchen Window with Corral

About the Exhibition

Kitchen Window with Corral by James Casebere (b.1953, Lansing, MI) consists of 11 mysterious pieces; each is an elaborate tableaux, constructed of Styrofoam and plaster objects painted a uniform color and photographed as still life. The result is an intriguing compendium of haunting imagery dealing with issues of space and confinement. “I like addressing a different audience than those used to looking at photographs in galleries,” Casebere explained. “I like to make something that isn’t immediately recognizable as art—and then dismissed.”

Valerie Block from the New York Observer explained, “For the Penn Station lightboxes, Mr. Casebere chose to use some travel and stasis metaphors, along with the Western symbols he often employs: A covered wagon is set up with some emblematic objects suggesting dishes laid out for supper; a canoe is tangled in a fallen cactus that has sliced a dock; a corral fence is seen from a kitchen window, a Western hotel, whose form he copied from a still in a Clint Eastwood movie, is featured.”

Location

Penn Station

8th Avenue & 34th Street

Get Directions

Photo Gallery

As a non-profit organization, Public Art Fund relies on contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations to make extraordinary public art available and accessible to audiences of all ages and backgrounds—at absolutely no charge! Gifts at every level make a difference and are 100% tax-deductible. Thank you for supporting public art!

Support Public Art Fund