Group show. On show David Finn, Naomi Grossman, Alex Pimienta and Eric Rhein. Figurative works, sculptures and more. Animals and plant material as inspiration but with dramatically different results, gothic architectural structure with contemporary models.
David Finn and Naomi Grossman work figuratively. Anyone who ever worked in an office or un-bent a wire paper-clip can relate to Finn's use of paper-clips yet the artist skill brings this to a level that belies the simple material. His figures are solidly drawn in wire, standing as firm as marble sculpture. Grossman not only draws her female figures in wire, she twists and bends the wire into words and phrases, that are like whisper thoughts or feelings about ones self. Elise Siegel's sculptures made of wire mesh, modeling paste and wire, resemble various female garments.
Her tutus, pinafores, skirts, and aprons act as surrogates for the body, and blur the line between clothing and actual body and skin. Alex Pimienta and Eric Rhein both use animals and plant material as inspiration but with dramatically different results. Pimienta's small sculptures are obsessive tangles of wires, lines within lines building the form while Rhein's are delicate contours almost as fragile as the shadows created behind the wire. Both Nancy Koenigsberg and Joyce Goodman build 3-dimensional structures by knitting or weaving fine-gauge wire. Each creates large yet intimate expressions that explore the ambiguities between inside and outside. Delicate and seemingly organic Moonelis' sculpture is a fusion of gothic architectural structure with contemporary models for our expanding universe.
Educational Alliance/ Ernest Rubenstein Gallery
197 East Broadway - New York