Material Witness: An Exploration of ‘Sculpted Matter’

NEW YORK—“Sculpted Matter” at Paul Kasmin Gallery demonstrates the seemingly unlimited creative potential of various materials—from a metal bike that appears to be covered in moss to what looks like a brick wishing well that uses reflection to create an endless “ecco” and a white architectural work by Sol LeWitt composed of hollow wood box units. The exhibit includes abstract and figurative works by 21 artists who explore the parameters of light, scale and color, often through the most basic of materials (wood and metal) and everyday items (paint brushes and styrofoam cups).

Top of page, “Portrait of the Word ‘Why,'” 2008 (stainless steel) by Saint Clair Cemin. In background, from left, “the diagonal of May 25, 1963,” 1963 (daylight fluorescent light) by Dan Flavin; “Bodo Junction Series III,” 2005 (neon, paint and aluminum) by Keith Sonnier; and “Bodo Junction Series 1,” 2005 (neon, paint and aluminum) by Keith Sonnier.

All photos by Arts Observer

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