Eli Ridgway Gallery is pleased to present Zachary Royer Scholz’ first solo exhibition at the gallery.
Zachary Royer Scholz makes artworks by reshaping existing objects and situations. His actions do not entirely overwrite previous uses and histories, but extend what is already present into new, unexpected terrains. For the exhibition, Nothing Is Ever Finished, Scholz has turned his situational and contingent methodology on itself: creating new pieces out of his own previously exhibited artworks. Pieces have been combined, split apart, rearranged, entombed, or erased. The resulting artworks are new iterations rather than definitive endpoints; they remain suggestively open-ended like the intuitive processes that generated them. They may change again, or they may not. More than simply meditations on ephemerality, the new pieces exist as complexly entangled entities whose presence is always partial and predicated by absence. It is a liminal existence that, like our own, is both informed by and at the expense of its past.
Zachary Royer Scholz’ previous projects with the gallery include the 2010 hallway project Tape, Paint, Repaint, and the project space solo exhibition, Crumple Crumple, earlier this year.