Closing Saturday, October 21, 2017
Iran do Espírito Santo SHIFT
Don’t miss Espírito Santo’s first solo presentation in New York since 2012. Consisting of three new bodies of work including sculpture, site-specific wall drawings, and works on paper. Inspired by the globalization of industry and its non-stop nature, Espírito Santo has presented ten new sensuously minimalist, pristine stainless steel sculptures in the main gallery space. Based on the specifications of standard industrial nuts and bolts, each work has been meticulously constructed at a 1:20 scale, in two fully functional parts. Installed in a rigid grid-like pattern evocative of their mechanical precision, these elegant and surreal works appear to be weightless, despite actually being over 600lbs each.
Espírito Santo has also created site-specific, monochromatic wall paintings in each of the main gallery’s four corners. Using paint and graphite, the works gradate subtly from light to dark, creating an illusory motion that echoes the circular motion of the floor sculptures. Grounding the mechanical in the domestic and vice versa, a group of watercolors reference the geometric mosaic patterns of parquet flooring, are shown in the front gallery with line drawings that allude to the spinning motion of mechanical lathes.
Image: Installation view of Iran do Espírito Santo: SHIFT at Sean Kelly, New York, September 8 – October 21, 2017 Photography: Jason Wyche, New York Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York
Sun Xun Time Spy
Saturday is the last day to view Time Spy, an exhibition of new works by Sun Xun, widely considered to be one of China’s most talented and ambitious young artists. Time Spy, produced in late 2016, is a new 3-D animated film. It is presented alongside a selection of the woodcuts used to create the film.
Composed of thousands of images of individual hand-carved woodcuts, Time Spy marks an evolution in the artist’s practice. Constantly developing new techniques in his process, Sun Xun adopts a different medium for each of his animations. For this film, he produced thousands of woodcuts and then transformed images of each woodcut into 3-D film, with each frame of film requiring eighteen pictures per second to pass in front of the camera lens.
Image: Sun Xun, Time Spy 20, 2016 woodcut painting panel: 36 x 23 inches © Sun Xun Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York
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Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11am until 6pm and Saturday from 10am until 6pm.
Sean Kelly Gallery
475 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10018