Salvagni’s work will compete with the shiny exteriors of Based Upon, Chartrain, and ’s
bronze work. After showing them for the first time this fall, the gallery also shows Based Upon’s Fragmented Crack Blue
(2015), a patinated bench that evokes the earth’s crust with its solid and paradoxically crumbling state. Thanks to their delicacy and polished exteriors, Egan’s twisted bronze stools are the perfect foil to Fragmented Crack Blue
, which celebrates the material’s solidity rather than its flexibility. Chartrain, who is a Compagnon du Devoir
—a prestigious French title given to expert craftsmen in who have completed extensive training and achieved mastery—puts his skills on display with a radiant engraved bronze screen. Titled Astres Screen
(2008), it calls to mind
with its artful combination of patterns, decadent materials, and classic craftsmanship.