Egress

  • Chris Irick, Egress, 1995, copper, brass, sterling silver, fine silver, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Kenneth R. Trapp in honor of Helen B. Ingalls, 2003.41A-B

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Egress brings together Chris Irick’s interests in architecture, scientific equipment, and timepieces, and is made to be worn like a watch chain. On one side is a brick tunnel, on the other, a bag hooked to a rope. Irick often creates such environments in her work, and wishes to open “the enigmatic doors or manhole covers of a piece to reveal its tunnels and stairways.” The title may refer to the emergence of the bag from the depths of the tunnel, causing the viewer to wonder what the bag contains and why it was there in the first place.

Title
Egress
Artist
Date
1995
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
25 3/4 x 1 7/8 x 1 1/4 in. (65.3 x 4.9 x 3.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Kenneth R. Trapp in honor of Helen B. Ingalls

Mediums
Mediums Description
copper, brass, sterling silver, fine silver, bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture – machine
  • Object – other – container
Object Number
2003.41A-B
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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