You Won’t Believe What This Car is Made Of

Shannon Goff commemorates her home-state of Detroit by making a full-size replica of her grandfather’s 1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V in “Miles to Empty.” Growing up in America’s ‘Motor City’, the assistant professor of sculpture and ceramics saw first-hand the highs and lows of the automobile industry and the installation displays exploration of American consumerism and capitalism using the car as her model. Inspired by fond memories of riding in her grandfather’s limited-edition medium metallic turquoise Continental, the entire model was hand-sculpted by Goff using cardboard as a reflection on the many hands that goes into manufacturing automobiles. “Miles to Empty” will be on view at the Susanne Hilberry Gallery until November 14.

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