The Hunterdon Art Museum Shows Nathan Skiles Innovative Foam Rubber Sculptures

artwork: Nathan Skiles - "Golem #1", 2011 - Foam rubber (Cuckoo clock with tools) - 15" x 14" x 11" - Courtesy of the artist. On view at the Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ in "Nathan Skiles: The Clockmaker's Apprentice" until March 25th.


Clinton, New Jersey.- The Hunterdon Art Museum is pleased to present ” Nathan Skiles : The Clockmaker’s Apprentice” on view through March 25th. Nathan Skiles combines recognizable iconography, such as woodworking and drafting tools, with cuckoo clocks and birdhouses to directly influence our traditional perceptions. With his innovative use of foam rubber as the only material in his works, Skiles tricks the eye and confuses our sense of immediate recognition, further challenging the viewer to look beyond the obvious and discover the detailed and meticulous process to which he is attached. For his exhibition at the Museum, Skiles has installed 100 never-before-seen pieces throughout the first floor.