Robert Gober American
Not on view
Gober creates sculpture, installations, and photography and is perhaps best known for his delicate, ghostly, hand-crafted versions of domestic fixtures, such as drains, beds, doors, and sinks. Through these uncanny replicas, he invests mass-produced objects with personal meaning-the private, unruly desires and memories of the individual. A longtime admirer of Hitchcock, Gober is also master technician of suspenseful and disturbing imagery. In this photograph, what at first glance appears to be a common mousetrap set among some ferns is, upon closer examination, a human-scaled device that uncannily evokes the themes of contagion and control that run throughout the artist's work.