david altmejd layers architectural glass environments for juices
david altmejd layers architectural glass environments for juices david altmejd layers architectural glass environments for juices
mar 08, 2014
david altmejd layers architectural glass environments for juices


david altmejd layers architectural glass environments for juices
detail of ‘the flux and the puddle’, 2014
plexiglas, quartz, polystyrene, expandable foam, epoxy clay, epoxy gel, resin, synthetic hair, clothing, leather shoes, thread, mirror, plaster, acrylic paint, latex paint, metal wire, glass eyes, sequin, ceramic, synthetic flowers, synthetic branches, glue, gold, feathers, steel, coconuts, aqua resin, burlap, lighting system including fluorescent lights, sharpie ink, wood
129 x 252 x 281 inches (327.7 x 640.1 x 713.7 cm)
photograph by james ewing / © david altmejd, courtesy of andrea rosen gallery, new york

 

 

 

 
david altmejd: juices
andrea rosen gallery, new york
now through march 8th, 2014

 

 

for his fourth solo exhibition at andrea rosen gallery, new york, canadian artist david altmejd hypnotizes visitors with large-scale monumental installations stretching across three exhibition spaces. each distinct environment crafted within the room shifts perceptions of matter and time, surface and structure, inside and outside. at the show’s core is ‘the flux and the puddle’ a towering transparent mass, remarkably as fragile as it is weighty; an intricately layered slice of another world that fills the gallery’s first room. seemingly infinite layers of matter are contained within the translucent, reflective and stacked structure, housing various information and media used throughout the artist’s oveure such as werewolves, plaster figures, bird men, heads, smashed mirrored panels, and explosions of resin fruit. altmejd overlaps the figures and frozen compositions into a web of intertwining arrangements, animating the floating forms with a complexity and depth that demands a physical experience from the viewer.

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‘the flux and the puddle’, 2014
plexiglas, quartz, polystyrene, expandable foam, epoxy clay, epoxy gel, resin, synthetic hair, clothing, leather shoes, thread, mirror, plaster, acrylic paint, latex paint, metal wire, glass eyes, sequin, ceramic, synthetic flowers, synthetic branches, glue, gold, feathers, steel, coconuts, aqua resin, burlap, lighting system including fluorescent lights, sharpie ink, wood
129 x 252 x 281 inches (327.7 x 640.1 x 713.7 cm)
photograph by james ewing / © david altmejd, courtesy of andrea rosen gallery, new york

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detail of ‘the flux and the puddle’, 2014
plexiglas, quartz, polystyrene, expandable foam, epoxy clay, epoxy gel, resin, synthetic hair, clothing, leather shoes, thread, mirror, plaster, acrylic paint, latex paint, metal wire, glass eyes, sequin, ceramic, synthetic flowers, synthetic branches, glue, gold, feathers, steel, coconuts, aqua resin, burlap, lighting system including fluorescent lights, sharpie ink, wood
129 x 252 x 281 inches (327.7 x 640.1 x 713.7 cm)
photograph by james ewing / © david altmejd, courtesy of andrea rosen gallery, new york

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detail of ‘the flux and the puddle’, 2014
plexiglas, quartz, polystyrene, expandable foam, epoxy clay, epoxy gel, resin, synthetic hair, clothing, leather shoes, thread, mirror, plaster, acrylic paint, latex paint, metal wire, glass eyes, sequin, ceramic, synthetic flowers, synthetic branches, glue, gold, feathers, steel, coconuts, aqua resin, burlap, lighting system including fluorescent lights, sharpie ink, wood
129 x 252 x 281 inches (327.7 x 640.1 x 713.7 cm)
photograph by james ewing / © david altmejd, courtesy of andrea rosen gallery, new york

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alternative view of ‘the flux and the puddle’, 2014
plexiglas, quartz, polystyrene, expandable foam, epoxy clay, epoxy gel, resin, synthetic hair, clothing, leather shoes, thread, mirror, plaster, acrylic paint, latex paint, metal wire, glass eyes, sequin, ceramic, synthetic flowers, synthetic branches, glue, gold, feathers, steel, coconuts, aqua resin, burlap, lighting system including fluorescent lights, sharpie ink, wood
129 x 252 x 281 inches (327.7 x 640.1 x 713.7 cm)
photograph by james ewing / © david altmejd, courtesy of andrea rosen gallery, new york

 

 

 

‘the eve’, the mammoth work situated in the second gallery, comprises a solitary, seated figure contained within a transparent volume, inverted and hovering in space. the sculpture emphasizes the process of addition and subtraction, drawing an analogy between the human form and architecture. each detail is imperative — there is an intentionality in every line, scratch and hole.

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detail of ‘the eve’, 2014
plexiglas, polystyrene, expandable foam, quartz, epoxy clay, epoxy gel, synthetic hair, glass eye, resin, coconuts, steel, sesame seeds, synthetic flower, synthetic branch, flock, metal wire, lighting system including fluorescent lights, thread
119 x 96 x 157 inches (302.3 x 243.8 x 398.8 cm)
photograph by james ewing / © david altmejd, courtesy of andrea rosen gallery, new york

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detail of ‘the eve’, 2014
plexiglas, polystyrene, expandable foam, quartz, epoxy clay, epoxy gel, synthetic hair, glass eye, resin, coconuts, steel, sesame seeds, synthetic flower, synthetic branch, flock, metal wire, lighting system including fluorescent lights, thread
119 x 96 x 157 inches (302.3 x 243.8 x 398.8 cm)
photograph by james ewing / © david altmejd, courtesy of andrea rosen gallery, new york

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‘untitled’, 2014
polystyrene, expandable foam, epoxy clay, epoxy gel, acrylic paint, glass eyes, plaster
11 x 6 x 8 inches (27.9 x 15.2 x 20.3 cm)
photograph by lance brewer / © david altmejd, courtesy of andrea rosen gallery, new york

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‘untitled’, 2014
polystyrene, expandable foam, epoxy clay, epoxy gel, acrylic paint, glass eyes, plaster
11 x 6 x 8 inches (27.9 x 15.2 x 20.3 cm)
photograph by lance brewer / © david altmejd, courtesy of andrea rosen gallery, new york

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