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Harris Lieberman is pleased to announce Berlin-based artist Alicja Kwade’s first solo exhibition in New York. Referencing art historica l tradition\, notions of surrealism and theories of natural sciences\, Kwad e explores our innate understanding of subject and object relations by enga ging the body as a sculptural tool in space and manipulating the physical p roperties of materials.

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The main gallery will feature works that ex plore transitions between reality and illusion. Heavy Weight of Light\, a w ork that spans the length of the gallery is composed of ten objects made of various raw materials--mirror\, wood\, and copper—that slouch in unison ag ainst the wall in opposition to the nature of their respective products. An other work\, Future in the Past\, is comprised of two 1930s-era antique clo cks hung facing one another. One clock is slightly smaller and runs faster and slower\, each manipulating the viewer’s perception of time. An adjacent work Looking Glass is composed of shards of 70 crushed and accidently brok en mirrors that cascade in a pile on the floor. The shards that compose the installation have been pulverized\, devoid of light\, virility\, and refle ction\, creating a contradiction between spatial expansion and constriction .

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The rear gallery will feature a sound installation composed of ei ght pocket watches and eight speakers hanging on chains from the ceiling. T he tick-tock of the found pocket watches is amplified signifying the relent less march of time.

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Alicja Kwade (b. 1979) earned a degree at the U niversität der Künste\, Berlin. She has exhibited widely\, including solo e xhibitions at the Kunsthal 44 Møen\, Denmark\; Johann König\, Berlin\; Hamb urger Bahnhof\, Berlin\; Oldenburger Kunstverein\, Oldenburg. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions at Sculpture Center\, New York\; Palais de Tokyo\, Paris\; Witte de With\, Rotterdam\, The Netherlands\; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art\, San Francisco\, and MACBA\, Barcelona.

DTEND:20130112 DTSTAMP:20140823T212220 DTSTART:20121129 GEO:40.74975;-74.003741 LOCATION:Harris Lieberman gallery\,508 West 26th Street \nNew York\, NY 100 01 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Alicja Kwade UID:248024 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR