A foot in the door

Regan Gentry, Artist

This is one of the installations in our collection. It was made in Wellington, Wellington Region, New Zealand in 2004.
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Object Detail

About the Work
'A Foot in the Door' is an installation of one foot of a ruler set discreetly and non-visibly into the front door of the Gallery. The work explores the formalities of the first professional contact made between an artist and a gallery. It is a physical manifestation of the agreement between the artist and gallery. By staging this installation the Sarjeant Gallery has literally given the artist "a foot in the door" and has helped an emerging site based installation artist perform an ambitious and important work in his artistic career. This installation was offered to a number of Galleries and relevant organisations. Every gallery that agreed to stage the work further ratified the conceptual credibility of the project.
305mm long
found wooden ruler installation
A wooden ruler cut into thirds and glued together on top of each other. This was installed into the door frame of the front doors of the Sarjeant Gallery heritage building at Queen's Park. Brand is sovereign. Ruler has printed on it the different types of native NZ wood used in the ruler. Inscription on it states 'Barbara' in child's handwriting.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua. Gift of the artist, 2004.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
25 Oct 2016



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