. Painting: Linearity, Angularity, Materiality, Color
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. Painting: Not Always About Size
Mind Meld: Devorah Sperber, right, with Kirk, Bones and Spock. The work was installed in the Caren Golden Gallery booth at Pulse
I'm still mining my images from the recent New York art fairs. This post takes a look at at two works that engage gravity and illusion with an allusion to physics.
Working here on planet Earth, Devorah Sperber, known for her pixilated thread-spool sculptures which become recognizable images when viewed through a plastic sphere, has materialized three members of the original Star Trek team with beads, thread and light. In real life, these guys may be portly, wrinkled--or dead--but in what are essentially beaded curtains, they are as scintillating as the first time they beamed up through the transporter. I haven't visited The Starship Enterprise in several light years--even via the wormhole known as syndication--so it was fun to see them again.
In an earlier post, Big Black Objects, I posted the image of Bahk Seon Ghi's Charcoal Installation, a barely materialized staircase and window (shown bottom), but it's in the detail below that you can see how it's done. Pretty low-tech for such a high concept, no?
Suspended animation: A detail view--nylon monofilament strung through the drilled holes of these charcoal pieces and hand tied--of Bahk Seon Ghi's Charcoal Installation, below.
The work was shown at Scope via the Krampf Gallery, New York City