David Kordansky Gallery

  • Nicolau Vergueiro
A Thousand Openings February 11 — March 18, 2006

  • Installation view
  • Installation view
  • Installation view
  • Installation view
  • Ins and Outs of Digging Deep, 2006, particle board, wood, plexiglass, mirror, paint, plastic, fabric, ribbons, gorilla glue, liquid silver, friendly plastic, gold leaf, crayon, clay, staples, seeds, holographic stickers, 54 x 25 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches (137.2 x 64.8 x 64.8 cm)
  • Ins and Outs of Digging Deep, 2006, (detail) particle board, wood, plexiglass, mirror, paint, plastic, fabric, ribbons, gorilla glue, liquid silver, friendly plastic, gold leaf, crayon, clay, staples, seeds, holographic stickers, 54 x 25 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches (137.2 x 64.8 x 64.8 cm)
  • Ins and Outs of Digging Deep, 2006, (alternate view) particle board, wood, plexiglass, mirror, paint, plastic, fabric, ribbons, gorilla glue, liquid silver, friendly plastic, gold leaf, crayon, clay, staples, seeds, holographic stickers, 54 x 25 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches (137.2 x 64.8 x 64.8 cm)
  • Ins and Outs of Digging Deep, 2006, (detail) particle board, wood, plexiglass, mirror, paint, plastic, fabric, ribbons, gorilla glue, liquid silver, friendly plastic, gold leaf, crayon, clay, staples, seeds, holographic stickers, 54 x 25 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches (137.2 x 64.8 x 64.8 cm)
  • Carnage Takes Its Form (Wall Corsage), 2006, fabric, batting, plastic and metal rings, copper wire, grommets, plaster, hemp rope, paint, spraypaint, seeds, plastic, 61 x 66 x 10 1/2 inches (154.9 x 167.6 x 26.7 cm)
  • Carnage Takes Its Form (Wall Corsage), 2006, (detail) fabric, batting, plastic and metal rings, copper wire, grommets, plaster, hemp rope, paint, spraypaint, seeds, plastic, 61 x 66 x 10 1/2 inches (154.9 x 167.6 x 26.7 cm)
  • Carnage Takes Its Form (Wall Corsage), 2006, (detail) fabric, batting, plastic and metal rings, copper wire, grommets, plaster, hemp rope, paint, spraypaint, seeds, plastic, 61 x 66 x 10 1/2 inches (154.9 x 167.6 x 26.7 cm)
  • A Gift for Luiza, 2006, particle board, fabric, wire mesh, plaster cloth, mirror, glitter, paint, spraypaint, piping, ribbons, fur, silverleaf, goldleaf, iron-on transfers, custom stickers, vinyl, grommets, plastic, leather, 41 x 77 x 69 inches (104.1 x 195.6 x 175.3 cm)
  • A Gift for Luiza, 2006, (detail) particle board, fabric, wire mesh, plaster cloth, mirror, glitter, paint, spraypaint, piping, ribbons, fur, silverleaf, goldleaf, iron-on transfers, custom stickers, vinyl, grommets, plastic,, 41 x 77 x 69 inches (104.1 x 195.6 x 175.3 cm)
  • A Gift for Luiza, 2006, (detail) particle board, fabric, wire mesh, plaster cloth, mirror, glitter, paint, spraypaint, piping, ribbons, fur, silverleaf, goldleaf, iron-on transfers, custom stickers, vinyl, grommets, plastic,, 41 x 77 x 69 inches (104.1 x 195.6 x 175.3 cm)
  • A Gift for Luiza, 2006, (alternate view) particle board, fabric, wire mesh, plaster cloth, mirror, glitter, paint, spraypaint, piping, ribbons, fur, silverleaf, goldleaf, iron-on transfers, custom stickers, vinyl, grommets, plastic,, 41 x 77 x 69 inches (104.1 x 195.6 x 175.3 cm)
  • Model for Apotheosis, 2006, wire mesh, plaster cloth, mirror, fabric, plastic, glass, metal, paint, spraypaint, liquid silver, mirrored colored plexiglass, wood, 47 x 40 x 23 inches (119.4 x 101.6 x 58.4 cm)
  • Model for Apotheosis, 2006, (detail) wire mesh, plaster cloth, mirror, fabric, plastic, glass, metal, paint, spraypaint, liquid silver, mirrored colored plexiglass, wood, 47 x 40 x 23 inches (119.4 x 101.6 x 58.4 cm)
  • Model for Apotheosis, 2006, (detail) wire mesh, plaster cloth, mirror, fabric, plastic, glass, metal, paint, spraypaint, liquid silver, mirrored colored plexiglass, wood, 47 x 40 x 23 inches (119.4 x 101.6 x 58.4 cm)
  • Model for Apotheosis, 2006, (detail) wire mesh, plaster cloth, mirror, fabric, plastic, glass, metal, paint, spraypaint, liquid silver, mirrored colored plexiglass, wood, 47 x 40 x 23 inches (119.4 x 101.6 x 58.4 cm)
  • Model for Apotheosis, 2006, (detail) wire mesh, plaster cloth, mirror, fabric, plastic, glass, metal, paint, spraypaint, liquid silver, mirrored colored plexiglass, wood, 47 x 40 x 23 inches (119.4 x 101.6 x 58.4 cm)
  • Model for Apotheosis, 2006, (alternate view) wire mesh, plaster cloth, mirror, fabric, plastic, glass, metal, paint, spraypaint, liquid silver, mirrored colored plexiglass, wood, 47 x 40 x 23 inches (119.4 x 101.6 x 58.4 cm)
  • A Thousand Openings, 2006, fabric, glue, plastic, 56 x 44 1/2 inches (142.2 x 113 cm)
  • A Thousand Openings, 2006, (detail) fabric, glue, plastic, 56 x 44 1/2 inches (142.2 x 113 cm)

For immediate release

 

David Kordansky Gallery is pleased to present A Thousand Openings, Nicolau Vergueiro’s second solo exhibition of new, vibrant sculptures and wall works. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, February 11th at 6 pm. A Thousand Openings will be on view through March 18th.

 

Vergueiro’s new tapestries and sculptures are reminiscent of ceremonial blankets and totems. Such objects, originating from a mundane source, gain a divine function and accumulate a force beyond themselves. He incorporates elements of the ritualistic and adds Pan-African religious and voodoo flourishes. Bones and voodoo beads commingle with vinyl, nylon and fabric.

 

Each piece has an artisan touch; they are hand-made and sewn using a range of found and altered materials from Brazil and Los Angeles. Colorful fabrics are flocked, silk-screened and quilted and combined with plastic, resin, wood and glass pieces. Mirrored boxes look like multi-faceted diamonds and refract light suggesting endless possibilities and multiple openings. Vergueiro creates lush opulence from simple scraps of material. This neo-folkloric excess of piecemeal materials evokes a reversal; an alternate sense of post-colonial decadence. Instead of a trickle-down effect, from the waste come the riches.

 

Nicolau Vergueiro lives and works in Los Angeles and Sao Paulo, Brazil. His work was in Follow Me: A Fantasy, curated by Malik Gaines, Arena 1, Los Angeles, CA. He also was a part of New Balance Frontier, curated by Aimee Chang, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN. Nicolau Vergueiro has shown at David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, NY, and John Connelly Presents, New York, NY. He will exhibit at Hiromi Yoshii, Tokyo, Japan during the summer of 2006.

 

For more information please contact the gallery at (323) 222-1482, send a fax to (323) 227-7933 or email info@davidkordanskygallerygallery.com