PAVEL ZOUBOK GALLERY invites you to three solo exhibitions by gallery artists VANESSA GERMAN, ANDRÁS BÖRÖCZ and LISA NILSSON, each creating sculptural mixed-media works that alternately dissect and reconstruct the body: Vanessa German’s richly encrusted power figures combine the force of ritual and the poetry of objects. András Böröcz’s kinetic sculptures playfully reference the body and the human need to control time, utilizing pendulums, body parts and magnetic relationships. Lisa Nilsson’s ornate quilled paper constructions explore the complex geography of the human anatomy, extending the tradition of the European wunderkammer.
ANDRÁS BÖRÖCZ works with his own personal iconography based on objects (the pencil, ostrich egg, glove, cactus, chimney, barrel, etc.), which appear repeatedly as he traverses a variety of themes, whether in drawing, sculpture or performance. Böröcz finds that movement, whether actual or implied, reveals an inherent awkwardness that echoes human vulnerability. Time and memory always play a key role. Often his sculptures are a summary of a performance, but just as often, they inspire one. Böröcz’s work with pencils – begun some 23 years ago – applies a poetic, often absurd and metaphorical language with references and ideas that are integrated into the process and composition of the work. The pencil has become, in a sense, his signature material. In the current body of work, the absurd takes center stage. Böröcz’s latest pencil sculptures are set in environments that support the figures’ introspective and meditative actions. András Böröcz was born in Budapest, Hungary. He has exhibited extensively in Europe and the U.S. since 1983. This is his first exhibition at Pavel Zoubok Gallery.