tagged: plaster

A Play on Material: Oren Pinhassi

by Joel Kuennen
Postmodernism is failing. History is a spiral.   These three assumptions underlie Oren Pinhassi’s work. Beginning with the familiar—towels, a backpack, a dwelling—objects are transformed through the addition of another common material, plaster. Through this addition, he transubstantiates the everyday into thematic sculptural and architectural forms, an act that Pinhassi describes as transcendent. There is a key definition being explored through Pinhassi’s work: transformation vs.... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 12/5/14

Light Writer

by Andrew Berardini
Who needs the sun? The dappling of sunlight through the branches of trees plays on pavement with incredible beauty. The shifting leaves shift light and the ground brightens and shadows with each rustle like the ambient waves of a gentle lake reflecting a midday sun. Coming out of photography, artist Anthony Pearson here etches plaster to mimic the play of light. He used to solarize photopaper and sometimes cast bronzes out of that. All very process oriented, swirling and tweaking the formal... [more]
Posted by Andrew Berardini on 3/25/14

Hands On Materials: An Interview with Ruby Neri

by Stephanie Berzon
The figurative sculptures of Los Angeles-based artist Ruby Neri appear as if they rose from the deep corners inside earth with exaggerated proportions and colorful surfaces. Some figures have stubby arms open wide in a welcoming gesture; others are more slender with long, tubular noses. A solid head rests alone and another stands limbless with a vase-shaped frame. Neri’s society is truly individualistic by anatomical distortion and there also exists an optimistic air – whether inherent via the... [more]
Posted by Stephanie Berzon on 1/27/14

Pattern of Habit

by Alexander Forbes
Visit a hoarder with a severe case of OCD and you might see something comparable to Andrea Zittel’s current exhibition at Sprüth Magers. , Zittel’s fourth solo outing at the gallery explores the ways in which we construct and compartmentalize our lives. These are certainly not new themes for Zittel, who has been renowned for her installations reflecting human needs and activities for over two decades. However, the form has taken a distinct turn from her recent A-Z Uniform Series and subsequent... [more]
Posted by Alexander Forbes on 7/3/11