William Pope.L: Cliff (2012) and Better (2013)

Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 – Jan 1, 2020


Cliff (2012) and Better (2013)
Windows on levels 7, 8, and 9, beginning in the SW stairwell of Level 9, Logan Center Tower

William Pope.L's Cliff (2012) is a site-specific work, a drawing in vinyl, originally installed as part of the exhibition Wall Text, which closed on February 2, 2013.

Cliff speaks in a contradictory fashion to its surroundings: its peaks and valleys are cast against the ultra-flat Midwestern urban scape that is visible through the windows in all directions. Amidst the incongruous desert cliffs one can make out single letters that spell out a slogan: ON STRIKE FOR BETTER SCHOOLS.

With the extended presentation of Cliff, a bumper sticker is being produced with the title Better (2013). The bumper sticker will proliferate into the social surround through various means from self-directed actions to roving group action. Putting the bumper sticker on one's vehicle or child's notebook is a flag on a hill declaring that the war for better questions is never over.”



Image: Logan Center Tower