No Melon No Lemon
Gladstone Gallery, Chelsea, NY [link]
January 29-March 21, 2015
No Melon No Lemon proposes a comedic intersection of rigid geometry and playful biomorphism. Dominant to the space is a rhythmic system of stark, yellow and white-striped mural paintings accompanied by the organic textures of carved reliefs—repeating lines run down the length of the plywood walls’ burnt, black surface. Murphy bed-like plinths seem to “fold-down” from these partitions, each supporting a highly polished, wooden object. The sculptures, nodding to chunky loops and noodles, pumpernickel bagels, and Brancusi-totems, appear soft to the touch as much as they present a material hardness. The installation’s formal players reinforce a holistic optical vibrancy to its tactile nature.
~ Amie Cunat
images courtesy of Gladstone Gallery