“Stay Timeless™,” 325 Broome Street
Lucien Terras Inc., New York
November 19, 2014 – January 31st, 2015
Open Thursday – Sunday 12pm – 6pm. The artist will be present on Sundays.
Lucien Terras Inc. is pleased to present an ongoing installation by Greg Shephard at our office located at 325 Broome Street.
In 1992, Greg Shephard began an ongoing series of collaborations called the “Freespace 4D Trilogy,” which includes friends, artists and performers such as Sophie Calle, Yves Musard, Howard Schwartzberg, Yutaka Sone and Masami Tomihisa. Role-playing is a significant part of these interactions and resulted in the birth and evolution of George Mercurious, aka Greg Shephard. In the words of George Mercurious, “The Earth is not flat and neither is time.”
“Stay Timeless™,” which functions as the installation’s title and as a brand, is a work in progress that “establishes and maintains an environment where art, time and mythology meet through an expanding language of surfaces, all while exploring what it is to Stay Timeless™ [in 4D].™”
A central component of the installation is the Stay Timeless™ clocks, which consist of a convex mirrored surface and a single second hand. In these works, Shephard does away with the clock’s utility and instead displays that “the time is always now.” Shephard has transformed the environment of our small storefront office space by painting the floor white and building units in the space using white wainscot paneling accented with green felt. Throughout the course of his installation, objects, ephemera, and photographs are displayed and rotated within this framework, evoking the larger narrative of the work and his life.
Greg Shephard lives and works in Nantucket, MA. His collaborative film with Sophie Calle (Double Blind / No Sex Last Night, 1992) has been screened in film festivals and museums to this date.