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Artist Robert Therrien Could Probably Use a New Dishwasher

Robert Therrien’s No title (Pots + pans II) (2008).© Robert Therrien. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery


Robert Therrien’s colossal stacks of pots and pans might look like your kitchen if you were to ignore the dishes for a month, but it’s infinitely more scary: While there's no rotting food or coagulating milk, these dish stacks stand eight feet tall and are most precariously balanced. This is more like what Alice in Wonderland’s counter would've looked like if she hadn't stopped chewing on the wrong side of that mushroom. Visit the domestic playground at Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea through Saturday. —Emma Pearse