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Josée Bienvenu Gallery: Julianne Swartz, Hope

By Rhizome

529 West 20th Street, 2nd Floor
212-206-0297

Chelsea

April 26 - June 29, 2007
Opening: Saturday, April 28, 12:00PM - 7:00PM

Julianne Swartz, installation view, 2007, Maple, hardware, electronics, soundtrack (box made by Ken Landauer)


Josée Bienvenu gallery is pleased to present Julianne Swartz's second solo exhibition in New York. Swartz's new work body of work uses sound and movement to articulate an architecture of frailty. The sculptures embody metaphors for tender communication, the fragility of the body, and the vulnerability and potency of the human heart.

The exhibition includes eight kinetic sculptures and three sound works. Made with clock motors, steel wire, and cement, the sculptures carry suspended text, objects or tiny lights. Wire structures amplify and morph the motion of each second passing: measured time becomes figural movement. The carefully calibrated weight and shape of each sculpture draws its movement: awkward, spasmodic, trembling or swaying.
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