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Barbara Chase-Riboud, La Musica Archeological, 2003

Barbara Chase-Riboud

La Musica Archeological, 2003

bronze and silk cord

20 3/4 x 26 1/2 x 11 inches

(52.7 x 67.3 x 27.9 cm)

Barbara Chase-Riboud La Musica Archeological, 2003 

Barbara Chase-Riboud
La Musica Archeological, 2003 
bronze and silk cord
20 3/4 x 26 1/2 x 11 inches
(52.7 x 67.3 x 27.9 cm)

 

Barbara Chase-Riboud, La Musica Archeological, 2003 (detail)

Barbara Chase-Riboud

La Musica Archeological, 2003 (detail)

bronze and silk cord

20 3/4 x 26 1/2 x 11 inches

(52.7 x 67.3 x 27.9 cm)

Mindy Shapero, Night Pieces, Off with his head, 2013 - 2018

Mindy Shapero

Night Pieces, Off with his head, 2013 - 2018

fiberglass and hand-cut, spray-painted paper

20 1/2 x 40 x 51 inches

(52.1 x 101.6 x 129.5 cm)

Mindy Shapero, Night Pieces, Off with his head, 2013 - 2018 (detail)

Mindy Shapero

Night Pieces, Off with his head, 2013 - 2018 (detail)

fiberglass and hand-cut, spray-painted paper

20 1/2 x 40 x 51 inches

(52.1 x 101.6 x 129.5 cm)

Mindy Shapero, Night Pieces, Off with his head, 2013 - 2018 (detail)

Mindy Shapero

Night Pieces, Off with his head, 2013 - 2018 (detail)

fiberglass and hand-cut, spray-painted paper

20 1/2 x 40 x 51 inches

(52.1 x 101.6 x 129.5 cm)

Chakaia Booker, Eminent Domain, 2010

Chakaia Booker

Eminent Domain, 2010

rubber tires and wood 

55 x 76 x 24 inches

(139.7 x 193 x 61 cm)

Chakaia Booker, Eminent Domain, 2010 

Chakaia Booker

Eminent Domain, 2010 

rubber tires and wood 

55 x 76 x 24 inches

(139.7 x 193 x 61 cm)

Chakaia Booker, Eminent Domain, 2010 (detail)

Chakaia Booker

Eminent Domain, 2010 (detail)

rubber tires and wood 

55 x 76 x 24 inches

(139.7 x 193 x 61 cm)

Polly Apfelbaum, Bring Back the Funk, 2005 - 2012

Polly Apfelbaum

Bring Back the Funk, 2005 - 2012

crushed stretch synthetic velvet and dye

dimensions variable:

146 x 282 inches

(370.8 x 716.3 cm)

Polly Apfelbaum, Bring Back the Funk, 2005 - 2012 (detail)

Polly Apfelbaum

Bring Back the Funk, 2005 - 2012 (detail)

crushed stretch synthetic velvet and dye

dimensions variable:

146 x 282 inches

(370.8 x 716.3 cm)

Ruby Neri, Untitled (Dancing Women), 2018

Ruby Neri

Untitled (Dancing Women), 2018

ceramic with glaze

34 1/2 x 42 x 21 inches

(87.6 x 106.7 x 53.3 cm)

Ruby Neri, Untitled (Dancing Women), 2018 (detail)

Ruby Neri

Untitled (Dancing Women), 2018 (detail)

ceramic with glaze

34 1/2 x 42 x 21 inches

(87.6 x 106.7 x 53.3 cm)

Ruby Neri, Untitled (Dancing Women), 2018 (detail)

Ruby Neri

Untitled (Dancing Women), 2018 (detail)

ceramic with glaze

34 1/2 x 42 x 21 inches

(87.6 x 106.7 x 53.3 cm)

Ruby Neri, Untitled (Dancing Women), 2018 (detail)

Ruby Neri

Untitled (Dancing Women), 2018 (detail)

ceramic with glaze

34 1/2 x 42 x 21 inches

(87.6 x 106.7 x 53.3 cm)

Arlene Shechet, Cub Pair, 2012

Arlene Shechet

Cub Pair, 2012

Meissen porcelain and platinum

2 parts, each:

6 x 2 1/2 x 4 inches

(15.2 x 6.4 x 10.2 cm)

overall:

6 x 6 3/4 x 4 inches

(15.2 x 17.1 x 10.2 cm)

Arlene Shechet, Cub Pair, 2012

Arlene Shechet

Cub Pair, 2012

Meissen porcelain and platinum

2 parts, each:

6 x 2 1/2 x 4 inches

(15.2 x 6.4 x 10.2 cm)

overall:

6 x 6 3/4 x 4 inches

(15.2 x 17.1 x 10.2 cm)

Arlene Shechet Cub Pair, 2012 (detail)

Arlene Shechet
Cub Pair, 2012 (detail)
Meissen porcelain and platinum
2 parts, each:
6 x 2 1/2 x 4 inches
(15.2 x 6.4 x 10.2 cm)
overall:
6 x 6 3/4 x 4 inches
​(15.2 x 17.1 x 10.2 cm)

Evan Holloway, P.W., 2018

Evan Holloway

P.W., 2018

patinated steel, plaster, felt, clay, spent batteries, and incense

29 x 24 x 11 inches

Evan Holloway, P.W., 2018

Evan Holloway

P.W., 2018

patinated steel, plaster, felt, clay, spent batteries, and incense

29 x 24 x 11 inches

(73.7 x 61 x 27.9 cm)

Evan Holloway, P.W., 2018 (detail)

Evan Holloway

P.W., 2018 (detail)

patinated steel, plaster, felt, clay, spent batteries, and incense

29 x 24 x 11 inches

(73.7 x 61 x 27.9 cm)

Huma Bhabha, Friend, 2015

Huma Bhabha

Friend, 2015

painted bronze

83 3/4 x 37 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches

(212.7 x 94.6 x 14.6 cm)

AP 1, Edition of 1, with 1 AP

Huma Bhabha, Friend, 2015

Huma Bhabha

Friend, 2015

painted bronze

83 3/4 x 37 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches

(212.7 x 94.6 x 14.6 cm)

AP 1, Edition of 1, with 1 AP

Huma Bhabha, Friend, 2015

Huma Bhabha

Friend, 2015

painted bronze

83 3/4 x 37 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches

(212.7 x 94.6 x 14.6 cm)

AP 1, Edition of 1, with 1 AP

Huma Bhabha, Friend, 2015 (detail)

Huma Bhabha

Friend, 2015 (detail)

painted bronze

83 3/4 x 37 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches

(212.7 x 94.6 x 14.6 cm)

AP 1, Edition of 1, with 1 AP

Betty Woodman, Roman Girls, 2008

Betty Woodman

Roman Girls, 2008

glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, and paint

35 1/2 x 82 x 11 inches

(90.2 x 208.3 x 27.9 cm)

Betty Woodman, Roman Girls, 2008

Betty Woodman

Roman Girls, 2008

glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, and paint

35 1/2 x 82 x 11 inches

(90.2 x 208.3 x 27.9 cm)

Betty Woodman, Roman Girls, 2008 (detail)

Betty Woodman

Roman Girls, 2008 (detail)

glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, and paint

35 1/2 x 82 x 11 inches

(90.2 x 208.3 x 27.9 cm)

Betty Woodman, Roman Girls, 2008 (detail)

Betty Woodman

Roman Girls, 2008 (detail)

glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, and paint

35 1/2 x 82 x 11 inches

(90.2 x 208.3 x 27.9 cm)

Paul Pascal Thériault, Egyptian Sculpture, 2018

Paul Pascal Thériault

Egyptian Sculpture, 2018

cast cement, acrylic, wire, wood, nails, screws, and found objects

36 3/4 x 57 x 36 1/2 inches

(93.3 x 144.8 x 92.7 cm)

Paul Pascal Thériault, Egyptian Sculpture, 2018

Paul Pascal Thériault

Egyptian Sculpture, 2018

cast cement, acrylic, wire, wood, nails, screws, and found objects

36 3/4 x 57 x 36 1/2 inches

(93.3 x 144.8 x 92.7 cm)

Paul Pascal Thériault, Egyptian Sculpture, 2018 (detail)

Paul Pascal Thériault

Egyptian Sculpture, 2018 (detail)

cast cement, acrylic, wire, wood, nails, screws, and found objects

36 3/4 x 57 x 36 1/2 inches

(93.3 x 144.8 x 92.7 cm)

Paul Pascal Thériault, Egyptian Sculpture, 2018 (detail)

Paul Pascal Thériault

Egyptian Sculpture, 2018 (detail)

cast cement, acrylic, wire, wood, nails, screws, and found objects

36 3/4 x 57 x 36 1/2 inches

(93.3 x 144.8 x 92.7 cm)

Arlene Shechet, Couple Of, 2016

Arlene Shechet

Couple Of, 2016

glazed ceramic with painted and carved hardwood

40 3/4 x 11 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches

(103.5 x 29.2 x 26.7 cm)

unique

Arlene Shechet, Couple Of, 2016

Arlene Shechet

Couple Of, 2016

glazed ceramic with painted and carved hardwood

40 3/4 x 11 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches

(103.5 x 29.2 x 26.7 cm)

unique

Arlene Shechet, Couple Of, 2016 (detail)

Arlene Shechet

Couple Of, 2016 (detail)

glazed ceramic with painted and carved hardwood

40 3/4 x 11 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches

(103.5 x 29.2 x 26.7 cm)

unique

Huma Bhabha, Four Nights of a Dreamer, 2018

Huma Bhabha

Four Nights of a Dreamer, 2018

cork, Styrofoam, acrylic, oil stick, with lacquered wood pedestal

74 1/2 x 36 x 36 inches

(189.2 x 91.4 x 91.4 cm)

Huma Bhabha, Four Nights of a Dreamer, 2018

Huma Bhabha

Four Nights of a Dreamer, 2018

cork, Styrofoam, acrylic, oil stick, with lacquered wood pedestal

74 1/2 x 36 x 36 inches

(189.2 x 91.4 x 91.4 cm)

Huma Bhabha, Four Nights of a Dreamer, 2018

Huma Bhabha

Four Nights of a Dreamer, 2018

cork, Styrofoam, acrylic, oil stick, with lacquered wood pedestal

74 1/2 x 36 x 36 inches

(189.2 x 91.4 x 91.4 cm)

Huma Bhabha, Four Nights of a Dreamer, 2018 (detail)

Huma Bhabha

Four Nights of a Dreamer, 2018 (detail)

cork, Styrofoam, acrylic, oil stick, with lacquered wood pedestal

74 1/2 x 36 x 36 inches

(189.2 x 91.4 x 91.4 cm)

Evan Holloway, #164, 2018

Evan Holloway

#164, 2018

patinated steel, plaster, Jerusalem limestone, felt, clay, spent batteries, paint, and incense

39 3/4 x 16 x 8 inches

(101 x 40.6 x 20.3 cm)

Evan Holloway, #164, 2018

Evan Holloway

#164, 2018

patinated steel, plaster, Jerusalem limestone, felt, clay, spent batteries, paint, and incense

39 3/4 x 16 x 8 inches

(101 x 40.6 x 20.3 cm)

Evan Holloway, #164, 2018 (detail)

Evan Holloway

#164, 2018 (detail)

patinated steel, plaster, Jerusalem limestone, felt, clay, spent batteries, paint, and incense

39 3/4 x 16 x 8 inches

(101 x 40.6 x 20.3 cm)

Betty Woodman, Aztec Vase and Carpet #8, 2015

Betty Woodman

Aztec Vase and Carpet #8, 2015

glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, paint, and canvas

36 1/2 x 54 3/4 x 43 inches

(92.7 x 139.1 x 109.2 cm)

Betty Woodman, Aztec Vase and Carpet #8, 2015

Betty Woodman

Aztec Vase and Carpet #8, 2015

glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, paint, and canvas

36 1/2 x 54 3/4 x 43 inches

(92.7 x 139.1 x 109.2 cm)

Betty Woodman, Aztec Vase and Carpet #8, 2015

Betty Woodman

Aztec Vase and Carpet #8, 2015

glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, paint, and canvas

36 1/2 x 54 3/4 x 43 inches

(92.7 x 139.1 x 109.2 cm)

Betty Woodman, Aztec Vase and Carpet #8, 2015 (detail)

Betty Woodman

Aztec Vase and Carpet #8, 2015 (detail)

glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, paint, and canvas

36 1/2 x 54 3/4 x 43 inches

(92.7 x 139.1 x 109.2 cm)

Chakaia Booker, Conversion, 2006

Chakaia Booker

Conversion, 2006

rubber tires, metal, and wood 

80 x 64 x 50 inches

(203.2 x 162.6 x 127 cm)

Chakaia Booker, Conversion, 2006

Chakaia Booker

Conversion, 2006

rubber tires, metal, and wood 

80 x 64 x 50 inches

(203.2 x 162.6 x 127 cm)

Chakaia Booker, Conversion, 2006 (detail)

Chakaia Booker

Conversion, 2006 (detail)

rubber tires, metal, and wood 

80 x 64 x 50 inches

(203.2 x 162.6 x 127 cm)

Chakaia Booker, Conversion, 2006 (detail)

Chakaia Booker

Conversion, 2006 (detail)

rubber tires, metal, and wood 

80 x 64 x 50 inches

(203.2 x 162.6 x 127 cm)

Barbara Chase-Riboud, La Musica Black, 2003

Barbara Chase-Riboud

La Musica Black, 2003

bronze with black patina and silk cord

21 x 16 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches

(53.3 x 42.5 x 19.7 cm)

Barbara Chase-Riboud, La Musica Black, 2003

Barbara Chase-Riboud

La Musica Black, 2003

bronze with black patina and silk cord

21 x 16 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches

(53.3 x 42.5 x 19.7 cm)

Barbara Chase-Riboud, La Musica Black, 2003 (detail)

Barbara Chase-Riboud

La Musica Black, 2003 (detail)

bronze with black patina and silk cord

21 x 16 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches

(53.3 x 42.5 x 19.7 cm)

Mindy Shapero, Night Pieces, The lost unseeing eye, 2013 - 2018

Mindy Shapero

Night Pieces, The lost unseeing eye, 2013 - 2018

steel, plaster, acrylic paint, and found mosaic objects

104 x 55 x 28 inches

(264.2 x 139.7 x 71.1 cm)

Mindy Shapero, Night Pieces, The lost unseeing eye, 2013 - 2018

Mindy Shapero

Night Pieces, The lost unseeing eye, 2013 - 2018

steel, plaster, acrylic paint, and found mosaic objects

104 x 55 x 28 inches

(264.2 x 139.7 x 71.1 cm)

Mindy Shapero, Night Pieces, The lost unseeing eye, 2013 - 2018

Mindy Shapero

Night Pieces, The lost unseeing eye, 2013 - 2018

steel, plaster, acrylic paint, and found mosaic objects

104 x 55 x 28 inches

(264.2 x 139.7 x 71.1 cm)

Mindy Shapero, Night Pieces, The lost unseeing eye, 2013 - 2018 (detail)

Mindy Shapero

Night Pieces, The lost unseeing eye, 2013 - 2018 (detail)

steel, plaster, acrylic paint, and found mosaic objects

104 x 55 x 28 inches

(264.2 x 139.7 x 71.1 cm)

Paul Pascal Thériault, Sarah Lawrence, 2018

Paul Pascal Thériault

Sarah Lawrence, 2018

cast cement, acrylic, wire, ribbon, bamboo, cigarette packs, and paint can

49 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches

(125.7 x 26.7 x 17.1 cm)

Paul Pascal Thériault

Paul Pascal Thériault
Sarah Lawrence, 2018
cast cement, acrylic, wire, ribbon, bamboo, cigarette packs, and paint can
49 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches
(125.7 x 26.7 x 17.1 cm)

Paul Pascal Thériault, Sarah Lawrence, 2018 (detail)

Paul Pascal Thériault

Sarah Lawrence, 2018 (detail)

cast cement, acrylic, wire, ribbon, bamboo, cigarette packs, and paint can

49 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches

(125.7 x 26.7 x 17.1 cm)

Paul Pascal Thériault, Easter Basket, 2018

Paul Pascal Thériault

Easter Basket, 2018

cast cement, acrylic, wire, cigarette packs, and Coke can

15 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches

(39.4 x 31.8 x 19.1 cm)

Paul Pascal Thériault, Easter Basket, 2018

Paul Pascal Thériault

Easter Basket, 2018

cast cement, acrylic, wire, cigarette packs, and Coke can

15 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches

(39.4 x 31.8 x 19.1 cm)

Paul Pascal Thériault, Easter Basket, 2018 (detail)

Paul Pascal Thériault

Easter Basket, 2018 (detail)

cast cement, acrylic, wire, cigarette packs, and Coke can

15 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches

(39.4 x 31.8 x 19.1 cm)

Paul Pascal Thériault, Christmas Tree, 2018

Paul Pascal Thériault

Christmas Tree, 2018

cast cement, acrylic, wire, ribbon, cigarette packs, and paint can

37 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches

(95.3 x 22.2 x 19.1 cm)

Paul Pascal Thériault, Christmas Tree, 2018

Paul Pascal Thériault

Christmas Tree, 2018

cast cement, acrylic, wire, ribbon, cigarette packs, and paint can

37 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches

(95.3 x 22.2 x 19.1 cm)

Paul Pascal Thériault, Christmas Tree, 2018 (detail)

Paul Pascal Thériault

Christmas Tree, 2018 (detail)

cast cement, acrylic, wire, ribbon, cigarette packs, and paint can

37 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches

(95.3 x 22.2 x 19.1 cm)

Paul Pascal Thériault, Black Tip, 2018

Paul Pascal Thériault

Black Tip, 2018

cast cement, acrylic, nail polish, wire, ribbon, and cigarette packs

12 3/4 x 7 x 15 3/4 inches

(32.4 x 17.8 x 40 cm)

Paul Pascal Thériault, Black Tip, 2018

Paul Pascal Thériault

Black Tip, 2018

cast cement, acrylic, nail polish, wire, ribbon, and cigarette packs

12 3/4 x 7 x 15 3/4 inches

(32.4 x 17.8 x 40 cm)

Paul Pascal Thériault, Black Tip, 2018 (detail)

Paul Pascal Thériault

Black Tip, 2018 (detail)

cast cement, acrylic, nail polish, wire, ribbon, and cigarette packs

12 3/4 x 7 x 15 3/4 inches

(32.4 x 17.8 x 40 cm)

Paul Pascal Thériault, Tall Stack / Rave, with Fuzz Ball, 2018

Paul Pascal Thériault

Tall Stack / Rave, with Fuzz Ball, 2018

cast cement, acrylic, nail polish, wire, wood, thread, fuzz ball, cigarette packs, and paint can

51 x 8 1/4 x 9 inches

(129.5 x 21 x 22.9 cm)

Paul Pascal Thériault, Tall Stack / Rave, with Fuzz Ball, 2018

Paul Pascal Thériault

Tall Stack / Rave, with Fuzz Ball, 2018

cast cement, acrylic, nail polish, wire, wood, thread, fuzz ball, cigarette packs, and paint can

51 x 8 1/4 x 9 inches

(129.5 x 21 x 22.9 cm)

Paul Pascal Thériault, Tall Stack / Rave, with Fuzz Ball, 2018 (detail)

Paul Pascal Thériault

Tall Stack / Rave, with Fuzz Ball, 2018 (detail)

cast cement, acrylic, nail polish, wire, wood, thread, fuzz ball, cigarette packs, and paint can

51 x 8 1/4 x 9 inches

(129.5 x 21 x 22.9 cm)

Ruby Neri, Untitled, 2018

Ruby Neri

Untitled, 2018

ceramic with glaze

53 x 34 x 32 inches

(134.6 x 86.4 x 81.3 cm)

Ruby Neri, Untitled, 2018

Ruby Neri

Untitled, 2018

ceramic with glaze

53 x 34 x 32 inches

(134.6 x 86.4 x 81.3 cm)

Ruby Neri, Untitled, 2018

Ruby Neri

Untitled, 2018

ceramic with glaze

53 x 34 x 32 inches

(134.6 x 86.4 x 81.3 cm)

Ruby Neri, Untitled, 2018 (detail)

Ruby Neri

Untitled, 2018 (detail)

ceramic with glaze

53 x 34 x 32 inches

(134.6 x 86.4 x 81.3 cm)

Evan Holloway, #715, 2018

Evan Holloway

#715, 2018

patinated steel, plaster, felt, clay, spent batteries, and incense

34 x 6 x 10 1/2 inches

(86.4 x 15.2 x 26.7 cm)

Evan Holloway, #715, 2018

Evan Holloway

#715, 2018

patinated steel, plaster, felt, clay, spent batteries, and incense

34 x 6 x 10 1/2 inches

(86.4 x 15.2 x 26.7 cm)

Evan Holloway, #715, 2018

Evan Holloway

#715, 2018

patinated steel, plaster, felt, clay, spent batteries, and incense

34 x 6 x 10 1/2 inches

(86.4 x 15.2 x 26.7 cm)

Press Release

David Kordansky Gallery is pleased to announce Taurus and the Awakener, a group exhibition featuring sculptures by Polly Apfelbaum, Huma Bhabha, Chakaia Booker, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Evan Holloway, Ruby Neri, Mindy Shapero, Arlene Shechet, Paul Pascal Thériault, and Betty Woodman. The exhibition opens on July 21 and remains on view through August 25, 2018. An opening reception will take place on Saturday, July 21 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. Occupying both of the gallery’s spaces, the exhibition brings together floor- and wall-based objects from a diverse group of contemporary artists, highlighting their pronounced materiality, organic forms, and simultaneous emphasis on craft-based discipline and free-ranging intuition.

Taurus and the Awakener takes its title from the astrological lexicon, and makes reference to the recent ingress of the planet Uranus into the zodiacal sign of Taurus. In his 1995 book Prometheus the Awakener, cultural historian Richard Tarnas describes how astrologers have come to associate Uranus with “change, rebellion, freedom, liberation, reform, revolution, and the unexpected breakup of structures; with excitement, sudden surprises, lightning-like flashes of insight, revelations and awakenings.” Suggesting that the planet was misnamed, he instead connects its archetypal terrain to the myth of Prometheus, who disobediently stole fire from the gods in an egalitarian act of technology-sharing.