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April 11, 2014

Two Days! Today and Tomorrow! That’s all that’s left.

The Exhibition, which closes this Saturday, April 12th, 2014, is a massive installation by the Swiss Artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss and is succinctly titled Polyurethane Objects. The gallery is Matthew Marks, here in Los Angeles on North Orange Grove.

Peter Fischli David Weiss: Polyurethane Objects Installatiuon Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles

Peter Fischli David Weiss: Polyurethane Objects
Installatiuon Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles

Entering the gallery one might easily mistake the greater tableau as an installation day at the gallery. Pedestals, buckets of paint, cigarette butts, power tools, coffee cups, a boom box, tires, moving palettes and box cutters lie around in varying concentrations of clutter. The detritus of a studio. The milieu of a work-in-progress workshop. But everything on display is placed with purpose. And everything, I mean everything is hand carved and painted. Trying to describe the sensation and the synaptic firestorm is perhaps futile. However, awe would not be a overstatement.

Peter Fischli & David Weiss: Polyurethane Objects Installation Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles

Peter Fischli & David Weiss: Polyurethane Objects
Installation Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles

Just go and see for yourself. This is one of those rare opportunities to witness something in person that defies the imagination. And even when you’re there, it defies comprehension. An heroic endeavor that elicits wonder, laughter and ennui.

Matthew Marks Gallery, 1062 North Orange Grove, Los Angeles  Through April 12th, 2014

Mario M. Muller, Los Angeles, April 2014

 

 

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3 Comments
  1. Mona permalink

    Mario, it’s a real pleasure to read your words and interpretations of artist works – your reviews are the most insightful and intelligent there are. Precious!

  2. BossMoss permalink

    I’ve been missing your posts; glad you’re back at it. This exhibition brings to mind an old film title, a “Magnificent Obsession”.

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