I am very excited to be a part of a two-person exhibition in Mexico City opening April 9, 2013. Mathias Kessler has curated this show to bring together the artistic process and work of myself and Aldo Chaparro Winder.
For the past 10 years, Mathias has observed our studio practices – mine in New York and Aldo’s in Mexico City – and realized though we had never met that there was a striking similarity in what he would call a Zeitgeist. To him, it was a seemingly inexplicable connection in time and spirit, one that created a two-tiered body of work without any exchange of ideas or knowledge. Our work, with its similar aesthetic output and concerns for architecture, minimalism, time/space, and interaction with the viewer led Mathias to pull together this exhibition.
I will be heading to Mexico City soon to create new work. More to come!
Unlike any other sculpture I have completed before, BA, 2013 began with the more painterly aspects I have been incorporating into my mesh sculptures. I then carved the mesh into this final shape. Finally, I attached the grid on top, inverting the idea that I had explored with my cube sculptures where it was the grid that dictated the form of the mesh. BA measures 30 x 28 x 25 inches. All photographs by John Muggenborg.
I am very happy to share my newest group of sculptures. These were created using aluminum mesh, poured paint, and include the addition of sprayed paint. You can see how this changes the depth and richness of the sculpture.