Taking Out the Trash to Show It Off
By Aileen Jacobson October 23, 2014
On a recent walk-through of his show, Richard Gachot turned a handle on one of his kinetic sculptures. Five little figures started to operate a cotton gin’s complex machinery. The man in front, Mr. Gachot pointed out, hit his head against a post every time he pulled a bell that rang but did not seem to help the cotton cleaning process.
“First Cotton Gin (Industry #1)” is one of Mr. Gachot’s 31 bright and witty sculptures on view through Nov. 23 at the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington.