September 19, 2010 - SculptureCenter - Fall 2010 Exhibitions
September 19, 2010

Fall 2010 Exhibitions

Lara Schnitger, “Two Masters and Her Vile Perfume,” 2010, mixed media.

Fall 2010 Exhibitions

44-19 Purves Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

SculptureCenter is pleased to present four Fall Exhibitions.

September 13 – November 29, 2010

Lara Schnitger: Two Masters and Her Vile Perfume
Two Masters and Her Vile Perfume is a highly theatrical sculptural installation featuring Schnitger’s signature wood and fabric structures. Themes of metamorphosis, divinity, decay, and sadomasochism—all of which have been present in Schnitger’s past work—converge in an installation that transform the SculptureCenter’s central exhibition hall. The structure of the work is reminiscent of a medieval piazza or even a cathedral where adulation, commerce, and politics occupy the same space. The installation is populated by figurative forms that suggest demons, ghosts, businessmen, bikers and other more abstract forms.

Lovett/Codagnone with Tom Zook: Your Hero is a Ghost
Your Hero is a Ghost comprises a large-scale sculpture and sound work and converts the entire SculptureCenter courtyard into a theatrical space. The installation builds on prior work by Lovett/Codagnone that explores role-playing, the ways power is encoded in specific social behaviors and how language constructs and confines identity. The sound piece for the installation is by CANDIDATE, Lovett/Codagnone’s band, and uses text and other sound to create a spatial soundscape. The work references cinematic and theatrical texts such as Peter Handke’s “Offending the Audience” (1966), a landmark work in that it rejects illusion and makes the experience of the theater the subject of the work.

Elizabeth Neel: Stick Season
Elizabeth Neel’s work relies on a controlled chaos that conflates a palimpsest-like understanding of imagery with a masterful facility for gestural mark-making and layered abstraction. A new body of paintings on paper and sculptures extends this tension into three dimensions as found objects, natural artifacts, and studio detritus join with painterly technique to form a series of precarious assemblages.

In Practice Projects by Justin Matherly, Lior Shvil, Josh Tonsfeldt, Viola Yesiltac
In Practice is an ongoing project series designed to support the creation of innovative work by emerging artists.

About SculptureCenter

Founded by artists in 1928, SculptureCenter is a not-for-profit arts institution dedicated to experimental and innovative developments in contemporary sculpture. SculptureCenter commissions new work and presents exhibits by emerging and established, national and international artists

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