Nick Mauss Exhibition

303 Gallery (507 W 24th St.)

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Using elements of drawing, painting, video, sculpture and installation, Mauss has utilized disparate media toward an experiential exhibition that is directly sensitized to both inviting and disconcerting the viewer. Works hover on the edge of palpability, as walking through the exhibition becomes a physical manifestation of ideas introduced through the various two and three-dimensional works in the show. A wood frame supports a sheet of stretched paper at the entrance of the gallery, a jagged geometric form carved out of its center. This passageway stands as both entrance and barrier. A series of drawings are etched into silver leaf; drawn, erased and retraced onto themselves, their reflective surfaces merge with their quasi-hieroglyphic inscriptions, allowing material and manipulation to coalesce into each other in volatile suspension. Precariously balanced on plinths almost flush with the gallery walls, these drawings function sculpturally as well, caught between being hung and being left behind. Another grouping of drawings is strung together like sentences, with images inserted into each other to create a confusing, rich simultaneity. These drawings are either displayed on low platforms on the floor, or affixed directly to the wall, creating an architecture of windows.



from October 23, 2009 to December 05, 2009


Nick Mauss

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