90 morton, manhattan
until June 17, 2018
Wednesday - Sunday
12 - 6 PM
Elevations is a site-specific, sculptural installation by New York-based artist Danielle Gottesman, inside the ground floor of a construction site in the West Village. Inspired by the patterns and shapes in the architectural plans of the 90 Morton development, Gottesman gives anthropomorphic form to their twists and turns, introducing sensuality through shape and materiality. The statues stand within the space, rising from their two-dimensional origins like architectural totems. The sculptures will confront passing viewers at eye-level, at once challenging and vaguely recognizable.
Throughout her practice, Gottesman seeks to endow the familiar with a sense of ambiguity. She approaches technical or specialized imagery, such as plans and diagrams, with a formalist eye– removing all functionality from her objects. Balancing on the threshold of two and three-dimensional perception, she challenges the depth of our collective memory, through a creative process that is both intimate and playful. The root of these works is almost anthropological, using the history and cyclical nature of New York City as inspirations for her renditions. Gottesman’s interpretation of space, objects and their perceived meanings seeks to readdress the way we make sense of our surroundings.
Curated by Lolita Cros, on the ground floor of 90 Morton Street, Elevations is on view from April 12th through June 17th 2018
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