Marc Ganzglass "Middle Sized Aggregates"

Martos Gallery

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Martos Gallery presents Marc Ganzglass's first solo exhibition at the gallery. Jokes depend on logical non-sequiturs. Though there is a certain humor in this narrative of the meteorite, the sudden shift that occurs in Meteorite Fountain can be more accurately described as a perceptual non sequitur. At one moment we are contemplating something vast, and at the next we are engaged in the most down-to-earth activity. Have a drink from the fountain and contemplate the universe. Instead of a punch line, we are left to simmer in paradox; instead of climactic revelation we are suspended in melancholic longing.

This perceptual shift structures each of the works in Marc Ganzglass's first solo exhibition in New York: part of a satellite used to study the origin of the universe is placed on a bench, allowing us to sit and roll it back and forth with our hand (Reaction Wheel, 2009); an analog for the creative process is found in a simple tandoor oven as we compare it's two fires – open and closed (Islamabad, 2010); with a kind of farmer's logic, blocks of brass alloy are re-purposed as doorknobs (Black Ingots, 2010); a lecture hall at the Niels Bohr Institute becomes the stage for simple camera effects (The Copenhagen Interpretation, 2009); an exceedingly flat aluminum table functions as a Euclidean space for comparison of technical and social objects (Important Aluminum, 2009); a furnace is stripped of it's use value and turned into an image (Crucible, 2009); and posters for a geology museum point towards real human tragedy (Dødsønske, 2010).



from May 06, 2010 to June 26, 2010

Opening Reception on 2010-05-06 from 18:00 to 20:00


Marc Ganzglass

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