It starts out innocent enough. A safe cover. “Oh, look, honey, it’s a book about sculpture.” Ah, no. It’s not. The book turns and with it comes the turn toward the pandemic. Personally, I think some incredible work will emerge from this past year. Artists, when pressed, often to their best work. History proves. Darin Hayton brings us 52/3 and with it his take on the C19 circus.
The short explanation gives us a foothold before we embark on the placid tour of uncertainty. Empty spaces, void faces and the pre-apocalypse feel we have all come to love and enjoy. Thin, hollow, fragile, and abandoned all come to mind. The little digest format working nicely as a subtle reminder we don’t need table size to get the point across. Actually, quite small these images work well. Pound for pound they say a lot with a little. And with Darin we have a producer, something who ventured out when some of us did not.