Showing at Hosfelt Gallery in the The Midtown area.
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Media: Sculpture, Installation
Using frost, foam, food, glitter, viscous liquids and molten metal, German artist Luka Fineisen presents ambitious sculptural works that explore moments of becoming. This exhibition is the premiere of Fineisen's work in the United States.
"Phase transitions" is the term used in thermodynamics to describe the shifts between solid, liquid and gaseous states of matter. At a literal level, this is what Fineisen represents in her work - tipping points - the transitional moments when a substance changes from one condition to another. While playing with formal sculptural concerns of modernism and post-minimalism, she explores movement, evanescence and potential. The work is dichotomous - scientific but sensuous, liquid and solid, monumental and fragile, simultaneously in the process of being created and destroyed. Fineisen is unafraid of creating something delightful, but fascinated by the moment when that allure becomes unnerving. When sensuality becomes dangerous. When attraction turns to repulsion. Fineisen shows us the exact moment when she loses control over her creation and the coin- ciding love and fear of that instant.
[Image: Luka Fineisen "Frosting (detail)" (2012) coolant, humidifier, metal, wood, rubber, styrofoam, frost]
From 2012-02-03 To 2012-03-31
From 10:00 To 18:00
Closed on Mondays, Sundays, Holidays
Between 10th and 11th Ave. Subway: A/C/E to 34th Street - Penn Station
531 W 36th St., New York, NY 10011
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