Sofi Zezmer "Remote Control"

Mike Weiss Gallery

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With an engineer’s precision, Zezmer constructs her works by a gradual additive process dependent on intuitive responses to the materials and objects she uses forming color-saturated assemblages. Evolving out of a large selection of manmade curiosities, each piece takes on an identity and physical body of its own; some remain self-contained in their form while other spread out along the walls like micro organisms.
Among the abundant elements she incorporates are objects which in their original context were distinctly purposeful such as drinking straws, IV drip tubing, construction netting, film, foil, packing materials, bicycle helmets, cable ties and funnels. In fusing the elements and breaking them down, Zezmer disrupts the common meaning assigned to the items and calls into question our own familiarity with them. Zezmer’s sculptures suggest irrational Duchampian hybrids of mechanical and biological systems. They are embodiments of the complexity of life in the modern age, ruminations on the omnipresence of mass-production, space travel and biotechnology.
Sofi Zezmer structures some of her recent works as interactive sites, inviting simultaneously accessible multiple viewpoints, which provoke conflicting chains of associations. REM LS1, for instance, consists of a mobile, translucent panel attached to the wall with two hinges. The sculpture literally occurs on both sides of the panel as well as in between the two sides. Similarly, the large hanging work Brazil LS1 hovers at the viewer’s eye-level above ground and rotates slowly, disclosing simultaneously numerous vantage points.



from February 27, 2010 to April 03, 2010

Opening Reception on 2010-02-27 from 18:00 to 20:00


Sofi Zezmer

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    Remote Control: Sofi Zezmer at Mike Weiss Gallery

    In her exhibit Remote Control at the Mike Weiss gallery, Zezmer’s vision in her carefully constructed sculptures follows the trail of everyday existence that entails the convergence of biological and technological systems.

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