Lucy McKenzie at Galerie Daniel Buchholz / Paul Legault: "Madeline As Home" / Syntaks: "Sudden Dream"
In one of the rooms, time gets really close.
One room is for the dog. There is either a large pillow or a small bed in this room. The dog is expected to die in this room. Eventually, the dog will probably die in this room.
This is the room in which you wake up. It is different from the room in which you'd gone to sleep. In this room there is always a mirror in which your face appears to be moving. Your face is not necessarily moving. This can be a disconcerting room.
This room with the dolphins is not entirely unpleasant. It is very wet. If you have things in your pockets, you should've already removed them. The dolphins' pockets' contents are hidden.
This is the room with the new dinette set.
In one of the rooms there are many wonderful big hats. In this room, everyone is wearing wonderful big hats, and if you are not wearing one, I will get you one, and you will wear it in this room with the rest of them.
In the orange room, the roses do not die unless you are looking.
In the next room, the chiffarobe is to be called 'the chiffarobe.'
In one of the rooms, a person has just arrived. It is then that the room has become something. Before then, there had been perhaps the idea of space, and a dark shuffling somewhere deep in the furniture, a stillness which is a thing, or which can be, though it was only then that you noticed it, the stillness then with the person in the room that made it a place, and if not a permanent place, then all the more a place for the transitive nature of it, like a music.
ALL IMAGES OF WORK BY LUCY MCKENZIE, TAKEN FROM "SLENDER MEANS" AT GALERIE DANIEL BUCHHOLZ, VIA CONTEMPORARY ART DAILY; POEM, "MADELINE AS HOME", BY PAUL LEGAULT, FROM THE MADELEINE POEMS; "SUDDEN DREAM" BY SYNTAKS