Nick van Woert "Terra Amata"

French Institute Alliance Française

poster for Nick van Woert "Terra Amata"

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Van Woert creates sculptures that draw on his architectural background—especially in their treatment of materials—while simultaneously, as he puts it, "hijacking" the art historical past. Known for transforming found objects and scavenged art materials into surreal, gravity-defying figures and shapes, van Woert borrows icons from the past and overlaps them with materials more familiar to him. He creates work that takes on the history of art, design, and sculpture—only bending, breaking, dousing and stretching it.

In this new work, "Terra Amata," he makes visible a chronology of forms and ideas that reference the ideals of former generations—bridging Classical sculpture to the Donner Party, Henry David Thoreau to Ted Kaczynski, and Pruitt-Igoe to 6221 Osage Avenue. The exhibition's title refers to a site in the South of France where it is believed shelter and fire were used domestically for the first time.



from September 17, 2011 to October 29, 2011

Opening Reception on 2011-09-21 from 18:00 to 20:00


Nick van Woert

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