Eleven Rivington is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Michael DeLucia, the gallery’s first two-venue exhibition which will inaugurate our new, second location at 195 Chrystie street. On view from April 29 through June 2, the artist's second solo show with the gallery will feature new sculpture and works in relief.
Michael DeLucia begins his sculptural works in a 3d modeling workspace behind a computer screen. He then outputs his work in wood by cutting them with a computer-controlled router. The depth of carved line accommodates not only the dimensionality of the subject but that of the wood itself, engaging the illusory depth of the virtual object, the physical depth of the flattened image in relief, and the depth of the readymade material in space.
Through his use of industrial-grade paint and wood construction materials, the primitive forms he creates - spheres, cubes, tilted planes and other basic geometries - are juxtaposed with scales and materialities that are inherently absent in his computer based medium. The works articulate a dissonance between the purity of the abstract information and the nuanced complexity of the manufactured wood. The resulting works bring questions about objecthood in the context of a sculptural experience that is increasingly mediated by transformed imagery.
Michael DeLucia was born 1978, educated at Royal College of Art (UK) and Rhode Island School of Design, and currently lives and works in New York. His work was recently included in the group exhibition ‘In Practice: You Never Look at Me From the Place Which I See You’ at Sculpture Center, LIC. Solo shows include Galerie Nathalie Obadia (Brussels and Paris); Luce, Turin; and Eleven Rivington, NY. His work has been featured in reviews and articles in The New York Times, Flashart, L Magazine, and Time Out NY, among other publications.