David Altmejd Has Installed a Big White Wave at Andrea Rosen Gallery

NEW YORK—In a small room in the rear of Andrea Rosen Gallery, there is a huge plaster installation by David Altmejd currently on view. It’s title is fitting. Called simply “Wave,” it looks like a big, white wave swirling and thrusting away from the wall into the gallery space.

Altmejd, a Canadian sculptor, experiments with space and perspective, blurring reality with abstraction. Look closely and there are disembodied hands throughout the work that appear to have created the texture, movement and dimension that bring the wave to life.

Almajd has had three solo exhibitions at the Andrea Rosen Gallery, most recently in Spring 2011.

Photos by Arts Observer

Detail of “Wave,” 2011 (wood, plaster, burlap, paint).

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