Wall (I Want to Become Architecture)    2002


"Of course, the organic human form, which Wexler never actually depicts, is an intractable problem in itself, as it always has been in the geometry of art. It can twist and turn and even stand on its head; it doesn't really fit any system, though it must. It is soft, architecture is hard. It is variable and changeable, architecture is precise and eternal (for a while). The conjunction is found in Wall (I Want to Become Architecture), an illustration of architectural ego, perhaps, but beyond that a realization that there is a transition between the two realms and that the transition can never be completed no matter how refined the process or system, computerized or otherwise. The figure, here again seated and seen as concave on one side of the wall and convex on the other, will always retain, like a Cubist painting, the planar and geometric elements of the wall. It adheres to a system created by the artist of the artist created as a system from the wall. It is the wall, defined by its wallness.   Don Goddard