JOHN GREER
JOHN GREER

Nine Grains of Rice, 1990

In the collection of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Marble; each element 72 x 25 x 20 cm (28 x 10 x 8 inches)

 

These grain forms are used for symbols of cultural sustenance, its necessity and the potential for enrichment. They are a reminder of what we are composed and what allows us the potential to unfold physically, mentally, culturally and spiritually. The few indicate the commonality of the masses of people in a more identifiable and subjective manner.

They are positioned to appear scattered on the floor. As you walk across the floor, your object relationship to the rice does not allow room for your mind to separate from your body. The thinking that takes place in regard to these objects is physically grounded. Because you are an object in the field of experience, you cannot deny your physicality. You are not projecting, you are interacting.

 

Please see also: Spirit on Ground und in Deutsch: Geist zu Boden

and John Greer at Wynick/Tuck Gallery

Please click on any image below for expanded view and/or slide show.

Bus Shelter in Halifax with retroActive poster!
Thinking Back to Gertrude and Henrie, 2015
Installation View retroActive with Threshold, 2015; Civilization, 1990/91; PaperMoney, 2012
Wait of Water by John Greer, 2014 Bay of Fundy Detail of Wait of Water, October 9th, 2014; retroActive tied up, tide down, looking back across the bay where the piece was first realized in 1972
National Gallery of Canada : THE PROUST QUESTIONNAIRE
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