At Magnan Metz, Alexandre Arrechea Connects Disparate Objects

NEW YORK—A bridge, train tracks and a typewriter figure prominently in Alexandre Arrechea‘s solo show at Magnan Metz. The trio and other disparate works in “Twisted Horizon” somehow complement one another. There is a common thread: references to architecture and utility. According to the gallery, the artist has a penchant for exploring objects and places that have no obvious connection, their juxtaposition inviting the possibility of transformation.

Cuban-born Arrechea lives and works in Madrid, Spain. In 2011, Arrechea represented Cuba in the Caribbean nation’s first-ever pavilion at the Venice Biennale and he will participate in the 11th Havana Biennial in May.

“Twisted Horizon” is on view from March 2 to April 7, 2012, concluding tomorrow.

Photos by Arts Observer

Above, “Conversation in Vienna,” 2012 (stainless steel). Top of page, “River, 2012 (stainless steel, aluminum, wood, roofing paper, paint) and “Pain Free,” 2012 (graphite on paper), in background.

“Louvre,” 2012 (sandblasted aluminum) and in background, from left, “Conversation in Vienna,” 2012 (stainless steel) and “Lost Integrity 1,” 2012 (graphite on paper).

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