Best Short Show
Duox at Baltimore Liste, Contemporary Museum
Published: September 21, 2011
Duox, the collaborative art pseudonym used by Daniel Wickerham and Malcolm Lomax, made the most of its five-day solo project at the Contemporary Museum, using refined conceptual pieces while emphasizing the impermanence of the installation. While video, sculpture, and faux-finishing comprised the peripheral details of their show, the focus was a large pair of ice blocks, quickly melting in the museum’s un-air-conditioned gallery. Over Liste’s duration, the blocks dripped into an empty fish tank below, releasing incased objects as they shrunk, a constantly changing exhibition.