Love and Loss in the Milky Way, by Fred Wilson, 2005

Fred Wilson Love and Loss in the Milky Way, 2005

Medium: Table with 47 milk-glass elements, plaster bust, plaster head, standing woman, ceramic cookie jar
Dimensions: 77 3/4 x 92 x 43 7/8 in. (197.5 x 233.7 x 111.4 cm)
Credit Line: © Fred Wilson, courtesy Pace Gallery, New York. Image courtesy of Pace Gallery

The spatial arrangement of the found sculptures and milk glass in Love and Loss in the Milky Way produces relationships among otherwise singular forms and invites viewers to play out myriad narrative scenarios that reveal their own psychosocial conditioning. For instance, with a broken white male figure and another of a black woman implicated merely by proximity, the assemblage is replete with symbols and possible histories. 


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"Love and Loss in the Milky Way." Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology Digital Archive. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, 2017. https://​​take-it-or-leave-it/​art/​love-and-loss-in-the-milky-way/​.