Recontextualizing everyday objects like milk cartons and toothpicks, alumnus Sarah Sze (MFA 1997 Fine Arts) created meticulous and colorful installations for her self-titled exhibition currently up at Tonya Bonakdar Gallery. With soaring structures and intricate details, the installations play with scale and perspective to invite multiple viewing points.
T: The New York Times Style Magazine says of one of the installations, Uncountables, “It is awesome, a paradise for clutter queens, a gravity-defying monument to those of us compelled to find a use for all the disposables that we accumulate in the course of a day and can never bring ourselves to throw away.”
“Sarah Sze” runs through Saturday, October 23, at 531 West 21st Street.
Image: Sarah Sze, 360 (Portable Planetarium), 2010, mixed media, wood, paper, string, jeans, rocks; Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery.