Chamber Gallery, NY — “This is today”, Part II of IV — Curated by Matylda Krzykowski
Part II expands on the ideas of collage and the pervasive temptation for domestic objects, while focusing on the following: the (1) materials used, the (2) typologies produced, the (3) topics addressed, the (4) shift of values today, and the collage as a continuous method of operation, bringing it all into context.
(1) Aluminum, anthracite, asphalt, coal slag, cat litter, ceramics, enamel, fiberglass, fabric, ink, Jesmonite, joint compound, leather, magnets, plaster, Plexiglas, paint, pigment, terracotta, sand, steel and stone.
(2) Bin, bookshelf, bowl, chair, coffee table, daybed, equipment, lamp, light, lounge chair, object, ottoman, painting, sculpture, table and vase.
(3) The potential of materials, domestic environment, appropriation of surfaces, unveiled production processes, popular culture, ancient rituals and visual seduction.
(4) Regarding authorship, gestures, intentions and communication.
“This Is Today” brings a set of objects to the gallery that requests ownership.
The globally assembled collage of the work in the gallery has the potential to become a token of our times. You think the collage is an image, but what it really is, is language. — Matylda Krzykowski
Photos by Fran Parente