16 On Center / Matthew McCaslin




metal studs, electric cable, light bulb

McCaslin installed 6 walls of metal studs, which are standard building materials. The studs in each wall are 16 inches apart; and each wall is installed 16 inches from the next wall. As a group, they separate the room's entrance from its windows. It is possible for a person to slip through the spaces to stand amidst the studs. At the bottom of the stairs leading to the gallery, a coil of electrical cable, with metal covering, placed on the floor, encircling a lightbulb.
Artist Statement
The in between, to be somewhere, to be in a room, to be in a wall, to be in your mind, to be in my mind. A work place, a domestic place, any place, every place. The journey, the continual, letting go to find out from within.
About the Artist
Matthew McCaslin was born in Bayshore, NY and now lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.  born in Bayshore, NY and now lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. McCaslin earned his BFA from Parsons School of Design, NY. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad, including Brownstone Gallery, New York; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; Sandra Gering, New York; Sima Gallery, Nuremberg, Germany; Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Musee d’art Moderne, St. Etienne, France; Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain; and many more. 
“For more than thirty years, I have been traveling and creating art in a site-specific fashion, reacting and responding to the mercurial intersection of space, time, and mind in any given moment. It is an exciting and often unsettling way to create. Electricity has been the central material for creating these site-specific landscapes, both physically and metaphorically. It is an inclusive and expansive woven material that connects us. In its most fundamental manifestation, it is a source of light. Light stimuli evokes many emotions and can respond to a large variety of environments, its possibilities playful and infinite.” 
June 9 – August 12, 1990
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