Sebastian Black’s Period Piece Simple Sequence is devised in binary form: it can be viewed bookishly sheathed in Mark Tomlinson’s handsome cloth-bound slipcase, or sprung out like a jack-in-the-box into two ten-panel paper sculptures that extend some ten feet. Mounted on high plinths and loosened in a leporello format at Black’s solo exhibition at Paris’s Galerie Balice Hertling (April 23-–May 23, 2015), Period Piece Simple Sequence demanded perambulatory looking.
Sebastian Black, Period Piece Simple Sequence (2014)
- Color etching and aquatint. Twenty-panel accordion fold in two sections with screenprinted canvas slipcase. 19 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches, folded; 160 inches unfolded. Each plate 12 x 16 inches, each sheet 11 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches. Edition of 20. Printed and published by Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH. $7,000.