18 September - 20 October, 2018
Cargo presents a series of clothing bales, of the kind found in the second-hand industry, carved in marble and rendered alongside abstracted volumes of steel. These constrained and condensed bricks of fabric, with their interwoven and baroque folds, are arranged on six recycled nylon palettes. Each pallet is constrained to a cubic volume composed of three layers of an alternating chiral pattern, reminiscent of masonry stacking. The simple lines of the black geometric frames further articulate the block volumes, giving contrast and focus to the individual bales.
Each bale speaks to the interconnectedness of our world, the complex webs of needs and concerns, war and trade that drive us. In spending many hours meticulously carving these flocked effigies, Seton slows the pace of these entwined systems, pausing to consider their momentous impact on our environment, culture, economy, and the developing nations that bear the brunt of our insatiable appetite.