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Great Eastern Sun Art vs. Setting Sun Art #11: Sarah Sze @ Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
Submitted by Matt Jones on Tue, 10/12/2010, 7:59am
This week let's look at Sarah Sze's work on display at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in Chelsea. Dr. Wiley and I visited the show two maybe three weeks back and at the time I had some time sensitive posts to write and I said aloud "I hope I have a window to write about this show! It's nuts! There's so much to SEE!" And Dr. Wiley agreed there was a lot to see.
We spent a while with Sze's sculptures. Maybe they're really installations. Who knows? Does it matter what they are labeled as? They're great big things made out of tiny little things. It seems there's no waste (these tiny squares of felt in the piece on the first floor are from a larger piece of felt located elsewhere in the same sculpture) that I could see. Recycled art. Self generative art.
Here're some images that will knock your socks off. I'm not trying to sway your opinion on this. Maybe it's terrible. Maybe it's the settingest sun ever. Probably not. In any case I'd love to see you all check out the show and comment here with your thoughts on her work. Or don't see the show and comment based on these photos and words posted. The name of the game is participation!
bikes, metal, paint, cloth, tape, decals
33 x 45 x 77 inches
83.8 x 114.3 x 195.6 cm
The Uncountables (Encyclopedia)
mixed media, metal shelves, wood shelves, lights, plastic bottles, milk cartons
179 x 547 x 489 inches
454.7 x 1389.4 x 1242.1 cm
The Uncountables (Encyclopedia) - detail
360 (Portable Planetarium)
mixed media, wood, paper, string, jeans, rocks
162 x 136 x 185 inches
411.5 x 345.4 x 469.9 cm
360 (Portable Planetarium) - detail
Landscape for the Urban Dweller (Horizon Line)
mixed media, wood, glicee prints, paper, string, dirt
204 x 490 x 280 inches
518.2 x 1244.6 x 711.2 cm
Landscape for the Urban Dweller (Horizon Line) - detail
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