red vinyl letters on south facing window, natural light
On a south facing window in the gallery, red vinyl letters spell out a phrase Temple has selected from one of the drawings’ captions. Here Temple brings the outside world into the installation by harnessing the sun’s ray to activate the piece, creating a rectangular shard of light with a shadow “headline” formed by the vinyl letters. The headline travels across the floor of the room each day—like a news feed—as the sun rotates across the sky. Mary Temple was born in Arizon and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She has exhibited throughout the United States and abroad, receiving commissions from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Sculpture Center, Queens, NY; the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; and the RIce Gallery, Houston, TX, among many others. Mary attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She received both her BFA in Painting and her MFA in Painting and Drawing from Arizona State University.