Adam McEwen's replicas of the exterior of IBM’s supercomputer (Blue Gene 1 and 2) nod to Tony Smith and Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. These larger than life monoliths, meticulously recreated in graphite, belong to the artist’s recent examinations of movement: of people, of vehicles, and information through controlled channels.
Image credit: Adam McEwen, Blue Gene 1 and Blue Gene 2, 2016. Graphite. 80 3/4 x 131 1/2 x 48 inches each. Courtesy of the artist and Petzel Gallery, New York.