Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Michael Zelehoski’s OBJECTHOOD at the Christina Ray Gallery

2nd\NW Quadrant: The Approval Matrix

From Christina Ray

Exhibition Dates: September 09–October 10, 2010

NEW YORK – July 25, 2010 – CHRISTINA RAY is pleased to present Michael Zelehoski’s first New York solo exhibition, Objecthood. The gallery space is transformed with a series of found objects – including a picnic table and two ubiquitous police barricades – that have been disassembled and compressed into visually stunning, two-dimensional sculptures. The exhibition opens with a reception on September 9th, 7–9pm, and runs through October 10, 2010 at 30 Grand Street, New York.

Michael Zelehoski’s recent work involves the literal collapse of three-dimensional objects and structures into the two-dimensional picture plane. He begins by deconstructing the object, exploring spatial dimension as he cuts it into sometimes hundreds of abstract fragments. He then reassembles the pieces two-dimensionally and fills the negative spaces with carefully fitted pieces of wood, creating a solid plane in which the object is trapped in a parody of its former perspective.

About Michael Zelehoski

Michael Zelehoski was born in Concord, Massachusetts in 1979 and grew up in the Berkshire Hills. He attended Simon’s Rock College of Bard and completed his BA in Fine Art from the Universidad Finis Terrae, in Santiago, Chile. During this time, he apprenticed with the late Chilean sculptor Felix Maruenda.

I'm going to go see this exhibit and update the post with a review! - Ibrahim

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