The sculptures and paintings of Aaron Curry explore complex relationships between drawing and form, abstraction and figuration, and space, both real and virtual. The artist’s recent works blurred conventional distinctions between figure and ground, subverting the white cube of the gallery and creating an environment of total optical immersion. For his exhibition at Schinkel Pavillon Aaron Curry continues to re-imagine the possibilities of sculpture. Six new works – all created in Berlin during the artist’s residency as an American Academy fellow – elevate two-dimensional drawing to active, three-dimensional form. As the works lean, hang and weave amongst one another, historical references abound; yet the works continually reinvent their precedents, allowing the emergence of new possibilities for the meaning and interpretation of abstract form in space.
Aaron Curry is the 2010 Guna S. Mundheim Visual Arts Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. His work is a major presence in the current traveling exhibition, “Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy”, organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Last year Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo and Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover presented “Bad Dimension”, the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in Europe. Other recent exhibitions of note include “MMNKTLPLKT”, Michael Werner Gallery at 20 Hoxton Square, London; “Two Sheets Thick”, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles; “Statuesque”, organized by the Public Art Fund for City Hall Park, New York; “Two Face”, The Ballroom, Marfa; “Beg, Borrow and Steal”, The Rubell Family Collection, Miami; “KölnSkulptur 5”, Cologne; and “Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century”, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. Aaron Curry lives and works in Los Angeles.
Artist: Aaron Curry
Venue: Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin
Date: January 15 – April 17, 2011
Photography: Roman März.
Text (press release) and images provided by the event.
©Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin and Michael Werner, New York.