september 10 – october 17, 2015
reception: thursday september 10, 6-8pm
The Elizabeth Harris Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of sculpture titled gone fishing… by Steve Currie. This will be his fifth solo exhibition with the gallery.
In a statement about this current body of work Currie writes:
“Expanding once again on the use of drawing on paper as a point of departure for three dimensional structures, this group of sculptures incorporates the tools of fishing into the wire matrixes. The bobbers and poles are chosen for their appearance as well as their physical function. As Mario Naves wrote in the catalogue for the show: ‘As a thematic marker, “Gone Fishing” connotes a level of disengagement, at least from the mundane worries of the here and now. As sculptural fact, “fishing”, for Currie, is an avowal of the benefits of play, of following where the logic—or illogic—of the work takes him.’
I still desire to embrace contradictions. The sculptures are simultaneously suspended and grounded, flexible and rigid. Volumes of space are defined by linear systems and improvisational bunches of wire are tethered to blocks of cast hydrostone. The casting process here is primitive –construct a void and pour in a liquid that transforms that void into a dense solid. These blocks make reference to the likes of airline terminals, dams, and other architectural structures.
The bobbers are normally used to suspend something below the surface and out of sight. The poles are beautifully engineered lines used to attempt to catch something hard to find. That is what I am trying to do.”
The gallery is located at 529 West 20th Street, 6th floor and is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 – 6 pm. There will be a reception for the artist on Thursday, September 10th, from 6-8 pm.
For further information contact Miles Manning at 212 463-9666.