URBAN EXPRESSIONIST METAL
I began a series of sculptures in 1974 that culminated in my solo show in NYC at the Charles Cowles Gallery in 1980. Comprised of cheap wood, broken plastic, metal and various found street materials, sometimes painted with transparent day-glow or acrylic paint, these sculptures leaned against the wall occupying the space between sculpture and painting. They were Pop Dada and challenged pre-conceived notions of quality and value. The mid-eighties sculptures featured rougher materials, still leaning against the wall, but with a more formidable presence. Pieces like Copper Connection and Maytag reflected the streets of NYC in a form of Urban Expressionism.
This is an installation view of the 1992 NYC show at Souyun Yi Gallery. These sculptures are made with interior construction materials covered with metal. They are surreal, dada and minimal, funny, absurd and strangely visionary, allowing the viewer to explore familiar materials transformed.
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