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Nicole Klagsbrun is pleased to present\, Still Life Is N o Life\, a solo exhibition of sculptures and photographs by Sean Bluec hel\, on view from March 1 - April 6\, 2013.

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Trying to capture the moment before a collapse—that of meaning or of physical structure\, of syst ems or function—these sculptures both attack and seduce the eye. Their frag ility makes them seem as if assembled with quick intelligence\, by someone whose knowledge extends to planetary movement and cosmic magnetic fields. I n their precariousness\, they allow a dynamic that suspends hierarchy and h overs beyond singular meaning\, fluctuating between stupidity and carelessn ess to wisdom and the DNA of thought.

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Function and logic yield to a rough and dysfunctional sensibility: the sculptures all play on the shape of vessels or containers that hold objects—the very basic and ancient human need to arrange\, contain\, sort out and beautify\, from Sumerian vessels to modern-day Tupperware.

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Along with the objects\, we are confronte d with a series of photographs\, most sourced online\, that uncannily resem ble not only the sculptural arrangements\, but Bluechel's past photo series of the late 1990s\, such as "Purse Sculptures\," "JoJo\," and "Breaking an d Entering." In these series\, the artist improvised sculptural arrangement s using items found in a woman's purse or a stranger's home\; these witty c ompositions were then casually shot and presented as flat works. The curren t series of "Drunk Photos" bump against the loaded iconographies of sexuali ty\, race\, gender and shamanistic artifacts\, and are all perhaps made by drunken frat boys attempting to have crude fun. Taken together\, the two bo dies of work function formally and conceptually to intensify the forces of connection: small to large\, giant to microcosmic\, the abject to the profo und. The energy surrounding the work carves out a transitional space that c onstantly shifts between the psychological and the physical.

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This S ean Bluechel's second solo exhibition at Nicole Klagsbrun. He lives and wor ks in New York.

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