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Casey Kaplan
New York
Medium

Sculptor Hannah Levy breaks apart and reconfigures often overlooked items to create subtly anthropomorphic combines that suggest the familiar detritus of the industrialized world. She uses the term “design purgatory” to describe the banal objects she repurposes, which include such trade materials as medical devices, pool handrails, and napkin dispensers. Most often rendered in polished steel and vinyl, the works seek to balance the elements of abstract sculpture and associative assemblage. In their combination of soft materials, often flesh colored, and hard metal, her untitled sculptures speak in the subtle language of medical and commercial design, finding metaphor for the human body in the machinery that mediates it.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2021
Where the threads are wornCasey Kaplan
2020
Hannah Levy: Pendulous PicnicCasey Kaplan
2017
Being There.Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
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Untitled, 2019

Nickel-plated steel, silicone
50 × 26 × 35 in
127 × 66 × 88.9 cm
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CK
Casey Kaplan
New York
Medium

Sculptor Hannah Levy breaks apart and reconfigures often overlooked items to create subtly anthropomorphic combines that suggest the familiar detritus of the industrialized world. She uses the term “design purgatory” to describe the banal objects she repurposes, which include such trade materials as medical devices, pool handrails, and napkin dispensers. Most often rendered in polished steel and vinyl, the works seek to balance the elements of abstract sculpture and associative assemblage. In their combination of soft materials, often flesh colored, and hard metal, her untitled sculptures speak in the subtle language of medical and commercial design, finding metaphor for the human body in the machinery that mediates it.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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