‘hollow figure’, 2012 by daniel arshamin collaboration with the fabric workshop and museum, philadelphia aqua resin, fiberglass, epoxyimage © carlos avendaño

 

 

daniel arsham: reach ruinthe fabric workshop and museumon 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.

daniel arsham: reach ruin exhibition at the fabric workshop and museum ‘wrapped figure’ 2012 aqua resin, fiberglass, epoxyimage © janelle zara

daniel arsham: reach ruin exhibition at the fabric workshop and museuminstallation 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 scoreimage © carlos avendaño

daniel arsham: reach ruin exhibition at the fabric workshop and museuminstallation viewin 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 scoreimage © carlos avendaño

daniel arsham: reach ruin exhibition at the fabric workshop and museuminstallation view, 2012in collaboration with the fabric workshop and museum, philadelphiaglass, EPS, EPS foam, drywall, paint, resin, shattered ceramicimage © carlos Avendaño