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listen to me you normals
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The gallery is built to hold work that is big and aggressive, and Laurence Hegarty's installation, "Listen to me you normals" is essentially an army on the march.

Willianm Zimmer, The New York Times

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listen to me you normals (detail)
laurence hegarty installation images
listen to me you normals (detail)

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drip/splash shelves
laurence hegarty installation images
drip/splash shelves (detail)

laurence hegarty installation images
drip/splash shelves (detail)
laurence hegarty installation images
drip/splash shelves (detail)

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drip splash with cow
laurence hegarty installation images
cash register

laurence hegarty installation images
hospital ward
laurence hegarty installation images
Hospital ward (detail)

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low dishonest times

Hegarty's installation resonates with psychoanalytic theory, Catholic guilt, and Marxist analysis, all of which at one time or another were meant to save us from ourselves, if not each other.

Saul Ostrow, Art in America
laurence hegarty installation images
low dishonest times (detail: saints Francis and Lawrence)

laurence hegarty installation images
low dishonest times
laurence hegarty installation images
low dishonest times (detail)

laurence hegarty installation images
low dishonest times (detail: shelves)
laurence hegarty installation images
low dishonest times (detail: shelves)

laurence hegarty installation images
low dishonest times (detail: shelves)
laurence hegarty installation images
low dishonest times (detail: shelves)

laurence hegarty installation images
low dishonest times (detail)
laurence hegarty installation images
low dishonest times (detail)

Hegarty makes new things and transforms old ones. His work focuses on exchanges like aggression, commerce, play, attention or love. He stages intersubjectivities and their relation to the institutions of public life.

David Humphrey, catalog essay

laurence hegarty installation images
low dishonest times (detail)
laurence hegarty installation images
low dishonest times (rocket)

laurence hegarty installation images
burning town
laurence hegarty installation images
low dishonest times (detail)

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flames
laurence hegarty installation images


laurence hegarty installation images
Marx and art
laurence hegarty installation images
Factory

laurence hegarty installation images
Untitled (Brecht walking the tightrope)

Hegarty’s large “Untitled” installation (2008) is witty and well choreographed. A teddy bear walks a tight rope with a cloth sack on its head. Underneath a toy-scaled missile is constructed of banker boxes. It is seemingly being filmed by miniature 1930s Hollywood-style movie cameras. Figures on wooden, children’s pull-toys reveal bolts behind the figurative facades. On the wall, small flames peak out. The work’s bare bulb lighting augments the starkness and adds drama. It’s easy to spot subplots everywhere in the installation. The narrative possibilities go on and on.

Hrag Vartanian
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