We’re exploring artists who truly dive into their materials in this week’s gallery picks, have a look.
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1. Referencing the sphere of the Infinite (“Ehn Sof,” in Hebrew) as one approaches the limitless nature of the divine, Robert Sagerman compares the rhythmic back and forth actions of looking at and creating his work with the immersion of one in this transcendent field, concurrently acknowledging its endless nature at Thatcher Projects
2. In a career spanning just seventeen years, Judith Scott developed a unique and idiosyncratic method to produce a body of work of remarkable originality. Often working for weeks or months on individual pieces, she used yarn, thread, fabric, and other fibers to envelop found objects into fastidiously woven, wrapped, and bundled structures at Brooklyn Museum
3. Expanding the boundaries of Minimalism’s foundational grid, Alan Shields established his voice as a master of aesthetic invention through a wide-ranging exploration of materials and techniques at Parrish Art Museum
4. Re-use is fundamental in the artistic process of Daniel Gordon. He finds photographic images from the Internet, prints and assembles them into three-dimensional tableaus with scissors and glue. He photographs these arrangements with an 8×10-inch view camera. After the photograph is taken, the sculptures are dismantled and the different pieces (such as background patterns and body parts) are set aside for use in future works at FOAM
5. The sculptures, drawings, installations and videos by this French wife-husband duo, Lucy and Jorge Orta, collectively explore major concerns that define the 21st century: biodiversity, environmental conditions, climate change and exchange among cultures at Ben Maltz Gallery
6. Keving Chupik’s “Clarity of Youth” seek to pay homage to the to the legitimacy of these deceptively simple, yet profound moments of childhood play at Brett Wesley Gallery