Image: Tomorrow, And Tomorrow, And Tomorrow  'J'
(Bangor, Wales, 1949 - )

Tomorrow, And Tomorrow, And Tomorrow  'J' , 2001

Glazed ceramic
66 in. x 24 in. x 42 in. (167.64 cm x 60.96 cm x 106.68 cm)
Gift of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery; fabrication costs from the Museum Acquisition Fund
surface detail
installed in galleries
Richard Deacon’s ceramic sculpture involves geometry and repetition, but its stacked elliptical forms do not have the machine-tooled perfection of Donald Judd’s aluminum box on view close by. Deacon’s monolith, hand-built from coils of clay, is one of a number of dream-like pieces that the artist characterizes as “reflections on a post-millennial world.” Its title, Tomorrow, And Tomorrow, And Tomorrow, is from Macbeth’s famous speech about mortality, uttered when he learns of his wife’s death. Deacon felt that his work shared with Shakespeare’s words a “bittersweet relation to the future.”
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