Magic Box, 1980
Powder Coated Steel
49.7 cm (H) x 101.5 cm (W)
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
This sample of Etrog’s “wall sculptures” exemplifies his first experiments with steel sheets, a technique that would dominate his oeuvre in the 1980s. These works emerged from his “introvert” hinges works, as if their shadow was projected on the wall, thus rendering a clean geometric look in two-dimensions.