the intelligence of things

Isaac Richard Pool

Isaac Pool, At Condo Cusp, 2012, wood, carpeting, mirror, furniture scraps, hinges, plastic bag, cat litter, toy, 2 x 1.5 x 4 ft.


To be blonde in traffic
A body made of ambition
Who doesn’t run in the mornings
But maybe the afternoon

Looking both ways is a caricature
Of all the women before
Acting it out as a monument
To excessive choice:

A freedom and a wall

Isaac Pool,  Crisp Quakes, 2012, plaster, gauze, wood, wire, gouache, moss, braided rope, woven basket, silk blouse, 2.5 x 1.25 x 5.5 ft.

Isaac Pool, Ace, 2012, carpet, brick, concrete tile, terracotta tile, plexiglass, leather mule, bandage, penny, 13 x 18 x 14 in.

Isaac Pool, Actress, 2012, found garment, plastic pole, 6 x 22 x 26 in.

Isaac Pool,  Universal Mall 1 & 2, 2012, diptych of digital c-prints, 40 x 29 1/2 inches & 43 . x 30 in.

Isaac Pool, Wanting Waning, 2011, cotton t-shirt scraps, t pins, 16 x 2 x 11 in.

Isaac Pool uses images, objects, and poetics to stage dissonant identifications. Recent exhibitions include “Question for Revolution and Universal Brotherhood” at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, New York (2012) and “BODY CLAMP” at Katz’s Deli in Santa Monica, CA (2013). His first publication, Alien She, is now available through Klaus eBooks. Pool was raised in Detroit, Michigan.