daniel arsham: reach ruin exhibition
dec 30, 2012
daniel arsham: reach ruin exhibition


‘hollow figure’, 2012 by daniel arsham
in collaboration with the fabric workshop and museum, philadelphia
 aqua resin, fiberglass, epoxy
image © carlos avendaño

 

 

daniel arsham: reach ruin
the fabric workshop and museum
on now through mid-march, 2013

 

 

on top of his role as half of the duo that make up snarkitecture, daniel arsham also exists as a separate entity – a multi-disciplinary artist, sculptor,
and set designer with his latest works being shown in his exhibition ‘reach ruin’ at philadelphia’s fabric workshop and museum.
the name for the collection is an anagram for ‘hurricane’ – an eclectic volley of artworks expressing this cryptic term acutely and diversely.
this is expressed through pieces such as ‘hollow figure’, where fiberglass has been given a fabric-like quality to appear solidified mid-air,
giving the effect of a man struggling against the wind as well as work more suggestive of arsham’s architectural side with ‘ruins’ built from columns and broken glass.
this cross-disciplinary practice, historical inquiry, and satirical wit merge into an ongoing interrogation of the real and the imagined.

 

 


‘wrapped figure’ 2012
 aqua resin, fiberglass, epoxy
image © janelle zara

 

 


installation view, 2012
in collaboration with the fabric workshop and museum, philadelphia
‘columns’, 2012 (front)
glass, EPS, drywall, paint
‘storm,’ 2012 (back)
glass, resin, EPS, lighting fixtures, fans, musical score
image © carlos avendaño

 

 


installation view
in collaboration with the fabric workshop and museum, philadelphia
‘columns’, 2012 (front)

glass, EPS, drywall, paint
‘storm’, 2012 (back)
glass, resin, EPS, lighting fixtures, fans, musical score
image © carlos avendaño

 

 


installation view, 2012
in collaboration with the fabric workshop and museum, philadelphia
glass, EPS, EPS foam, drywall, paint, resin, shattered ceramic
image © carlos Avendaño

 

 

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