Something about Mythology
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA, 1993
“Something about Mythology” is a permanent, photographic installation at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. It occupies a facing wall at the end of a long corridor, allowing the work to be seen from the distance of a city block. Considering this extended view, I doubled the suggestion of light by intensifying it within the central image, as well as lighting it from without. The wall stands before the entrance to a small lecture/presentation hall and, again, I used what was specific about the site in my response, creating a twinned, mythological reference to the artist and a possible audience. The large black and white photograph depicts the artist Terry Fox, attempting to play the strings he had attached to the hollow columns in The Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design, during a prior exhibition of his work. A single viewer is also present, completing the act. Positioned above this image is an ancient but similar scene, a photographic construction of a fallen Grecian urn, picturing a young man playing a lyre, accompanied by his attendant admirers. Now and then, and something about mythology.