Installation view: Adam Parker Smith presented by The Hole, New York

Adam Parker Smith’s "Sarcophagus" is presented in the form of a camper’s sleeping bag translucently colored to elicit an ethereal sunset. Standing in place of the coffins used in burial practices of antiquity and influenced by contemporary loss, Adam Parker Smith’s sleeping bag reverses a geocentric perspective on death. This futuristic capsule provides a roost for the dead to mourn the living, a site of hibernation where one can reflect on both the horrors and joys of reality here on earth. This sculpture is the debut of a larger series of "Sarcophagi" from the artist.



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