Thursday, June 29, 2017

Mai-Thu Perret at David Kordansky


"Féminaire consists primarily of two bodies of work: [...] figurative sculptures positioned on a single plinth and a gridded wall arrangement of dozens of ceramic wall pieces"
"Immediate physicality is also a defining feature of the ceramic wall works [...]"
"Beginning with uniform rectangular slabs, Perret uses her hands to distort the material into torqued, unpredictable shapes [...] interaction between the artist’s body and the clay that absorbs her actions."

Against the delicate humans reposed, a visceral deforming of material. The body torqued, crushed with fingerprint remnant, a single hole. The figures have guns. Buy whichever, the holed or gunned, you wish, people watching sublimated wounds happen.

See too: Mark Prent at Mitchell AlgusMai-Thu Perret, Olivier Mosset at VnH