General Objects

An archetypal object is a lightning rod for meaning. Its simplicity leaves a void that is filled with signification quickly because nature abhors a vacuum. General Objects are sometimes an extension of, a perversion of, or a joke about Donald Judd’s essay Specific Objects. Minimalism of Judd’s era simplified the object until specific unto only itself. But these works simplify the object to a potent image, signifiers just free-floating enough to elicit the emotional, political, or contemplative.

Carhartt Hat Arch, Gary LaPointe Jr.