THE ROCK & THE JUDGE

2006 
Plaster and pigment, ral 5001 specified for an adjacent wall, commissioned drawings by police officers

The Rock & The Judge (UK), installation view, 'Hat, Hat, Hat, Uniform', Praxes, Berlin, 2015 (solo)

A policeman is asked to make a drawing of a judge – who is known to him – passing sentence. The drawing is framed, and hung looking down on a white sealed plaster sculpture of a rock, made by the artist. In response to the qualities of the drawing, the sculpture is given an animistic value.

Reviews:
'The Impossible Prison', Jonathan Griffin, frieze 177, September 2008
Critics Pick, The Rock & The Judge, Diana Baldon, artforum.com, April 2005

Exhibitions:
The Rock & The Judge, Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam, 2005 (solo); British Art Show 6, Hayward Gallery touring exhibition, 2005; Google Earth, Academie Galerie, Utrecht, 2006; Zes, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, 2007 Zes, Harris Lieberman, New York, 2007; The Freedom of Negative Expression, Chapter, Cardiff, 2007 (solo); The Impossible Prison, Galleries of Justice, Nottingham (Nottingham Contemporary offsite exhibition), 2008; In this Colony, Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen, Vijfhuizen, 2005; Rock, Paper, Scissors, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, 2007; The Freedom of Negative Expression, Chapter, Cardiff, 2007 (solo); Chris Evans, store, London, 2005 (solo)