Elsewhere, playfulness is the order of the day. Don’t miss ’s Girl Mirror
(2017, $7,500), for which a ceramic female figure sprawls on her back, a circular mirror genty supported by her butt crack. Equally goofy and serious are a series of NASA-themed cups produced by
, some of them broken and fixed using the Japanese method of kintsugi.
And a more literal spirit of play is everywhere at Object & Thing, with sculptural games of varying degrees of functionality. There are all-metal backgammon tables by
, and a stunning, industrial-chic 1950s brass chess set by
that brings a hardware-store aesthetic to the cerebral pastime (yours for $6,800). Nearby, there’s a series of “games” by
, gloriously sloppy mixed-media assemblages that could be the arts and crafts project of a hippy cult’s pre-K class. Each of Ciancolo’s enigmatic, seemingly unplayable games—priced at $6,000 apiece—is as good a symbol as any for the pleasantly fuzzy grey zones that Object & Thing celebrates.