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coup d’pietà

Motoazabu Crest Bldg. B1F
2-3-30 Motoazabu, Minato-ku
106-0046 Tokyo
Japan
November 16th, 2012 - December 22nd, 2012
Opening: November 16th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://en.gallery-kaikaikiki.com
COUNTRY:  
Japan
PHONE:  
03-6823-6038
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue to Sat 11:00 – 19:00
TAGS:  
sculpture

DESCRIPTION

Matthew Monahan’s work oscillates between the material and the immaterial, the abstract and allegorical, the light and heavy, the sharply cut and gracefully modeled. His sculptures are formed from a topsy-turvy collision of histories where sci-fi, classicism, religious iconography and modernism compete. Combining glass, foam, honeycomb mesh and treated paper, Monahan creates multi-dimensional monuments that appear to hover weightlessly in space, ignoring the laws of gravity. His figures are captured in the very moment of breaking through such constraints, about to be re-animated.