Locks, like borders, are manmade inventions that define ownership, not just of property but of people (think of chain gangs or suspects in a jail cell). The lock has also become a potent metaphor for control and safekeeping, finding its way into slang. We have Al Gore’s “lockbox,” “lockdown,” “lock and load,” and — perhaps most revealingly — “wedlock.” Artist Lucas Murgida takes delight in freeing the sneaky meanings of these phrases, and of our reliance on keys in general. He is a trained... More >>>