Mouth-blown glass, door keys, keyrings
Edition of 18, signed and numbered certificate.
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EXHIBITION: LAST SEEN ENTERING THE BILTMORE 26 JUNE – 14 SEPTEMBER 2014
Albert Goldman’s Martini Pitcher Stirrer is an edition that stems from Richard Healy’s larger exploration of the work of the modernist architect Horace Gifford. His architecture serves Healy as a footprint and guide for a wider investigation into ideas around function, gay cruising and design. Inspired by the bold and confident choices by Gifford for his buildings on Fire Island, structures that include conversation pits, communal outdoor showers and make-out lofts, and that reflect a golden period in the history of Fire Island and the spirit of the pre-AIDS, post-Stonewall queer lifestyle, Healy produced a selection of hand-blown Martini pitchers for the exhibition Last Seen Entering the Biltmore at the South London Gallery in 2014. Albert Goldman’s Martini Pitcher Stirrer edition escorts the Martini pitchers and both function as fictional props in the stages that Gifford’s architecture suggests, invoking a quote by Gifford’s contemporary Albert Goldman stating:
“Cruising along at sunset with a glass in one hand and a modest pitcher of Martini in the other, you find yourself far more socially acceptable than you ever realised.”
Richard Healy (b. 1980) is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, who lives and works in London. His work encompasses a number of media including video, sculpture, installation and print. Selected exhibitions include: I love you Me either, Project Native Informant, London (2014); Prone Positions, Rowing, London (2013); Vetiver, Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam (2012); But Mr Architect!, Furnished Space, London (2012); Dumb, The Brno House of Art, Brno (2012); Strategies for Building, Outpost, Norwich (2011); Young British Art, Limoncello. London (2011); Hey Guys!, Fotograf, Prague (2011)