BODYSPACE, SEAN KELLY GALLERY, NEW YORK, USA, 2012
27 October - 22 December 2012
For the inaugural exhibition in Sean Kelly's new gallery at 475 Tenth Avenue the artist will be installing two major works which polarize mass and energy.
SHORE, comprised of a 10-ton iron block and a crouched body formed of smaller blocks backed up against it, plays on the relationship of body to architecture. SIGNAL is a drawing in space. A straight 6-millimeter mild steel line becomes a twisting helix as it maps the inner space of a prone body, referencing the connective structures of electricity and implying a transmission that passes from body to city. In its reduced but rigorous geometry of 90-degree bends the work both uses and escapes from the grid.
Both works on exhibit are catalysts for proprioceptive awareness, rendering the volumes of the new gallery into a reflexive chamber in which the viewers' passage through space and confrontation with mass is activated and registered.