Friday, June 5, 2015

Gallery Girl 003

Main reason why I love New York City, the galleries. The Mike Weiss gallery always has really cool art featured that pops out at you in different dimensions. I just discovered the artist of this exhibition but I read up about Michael Zelehoski heres a short bio of the artist.

Michael Zelehoski’s work brings formalism and its analysis of objecthood to familiar, three-dimensional objects that are then deconstructed until they are revealed as two-dimensional objects frozen in an illusory moment. The process involves breaking down the object, which is often found or reclaimed, into hundreds of parts that are then engineered into their new abstracted compositions. His work activates the mind, mixing feats of carpentry with elements of trump l’oeil. The exhaustive process behind creating the works, whether in the form of an installation or a wall-mounted piece, goes back to Surrealism and Magritte boldly declaring, “This is not a pipe.” Michael’s work continues to play with the idea of real time experience and what we are actually looking at when looking at a work of art. The dynamic results are created by Michael’s ability to think about how our brains struggle to complete a composition that is contradictory or somewhat unresolved. The finished pieces seem to be stuck in an otherworldly state where the brain recognizes them for what they once were, yet is gained access to seeing them outside of their original state of being and without the purpose that they were originally created to perform.    

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