Cassie Raihl “Appetites”


poster for Cassie Raihl “Appetites”

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DODGEgallery presents Appetites: Cassie Raihl. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.

Cassie Raihl arranges unpredictable combinations of fabricated, cast and modified objects, often obscuring the differences. Balance, weight and physicality drive the interplay of minimal forms that stack, lean and hang awkwardly, humorously, and interdependently. Centered around cast foam pedestals (shock absorbers: balanced heavy bags), flanked on the wall by an index of Raihl’s objects, Appetites is working with the unevenness of our desires and the ways we exercise them.

Deploying a diverse range of materials, Raihl offers everyday objects as a means of corporeal connection. Wax, rubber and latex hint at the worlds of fetish while exercise clothes are sewn to become weights of their own. Glass and foam are strapped together to make a hard body and beach bikini tee’s and body-print towels combine and then recombine.

Cast free weights, dog bowls and monster energy drink cans: everything is hand-wrought, altered or perverted. There is play here, at times a submission to material and at others an exhibition of control.

Funny and flawed the works nod to our insecurities and their toys.

Cassie Raihl was born in 1983 in New York, New York. She received her BFA from the School for the Museum of Fine Arts in 2005 and her MFA from Bard College in 2010. Her work has been exhibited at Foxy Productions, New York, NY; Harbor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; PS122, New York, NY; Win Wilder Hall, Rockland, ME; Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, NY; Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY; Mika Rollins Fine Art, New York, NY; and Deitch Gallery, Long Island City, NY. Raihl lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

[Image: Cassie Raihl “Angelcakes” (2013) cast foam, sports bra, plaster, rubber, glass, 30 x 12 x 10 in. detail]



from July 11, 2013 to August 16, 2013

Opening Reception on 2013-07-11 from 18:00 to 20:00


Cassie Raihl

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