About the Exhibition
Andrew Menard’s With or Without Reason is made of three truncated figures atop three 12-foot poles. Menard constructed the figures out of Styrofoam and covered them in an epoxy resin and a fiber resin that will gradually yellow with their exposure to the sun. The work was inspired by the nearby statues where, according to the artist, “The figures are dominated by their pedestals.” In his work Menard has taken the pedestal to an extreme by using tall poles that function to draw the viewer’s attention up to the figures, rather than to dominate the works. With the figures resting precariously atop each pole, Menard provokes curiosity at the apparent defiance of gravity.