In Amy Brener’s “Omni-Equipment” sculpture collection, on a regular basis objects and imagery are reprocessed into totem-like sculptures that talk to ritual and reminiscence. These works are highlighted in a brand new present at Jack Barrett Gallery titled “Consolarium,” a phrase the artist created for the place the place these objects and figures throughout time collide into these single objects. Supplies embody urethane resin and foam, silicone, pigment, and extra. The present runs by Dec. 20.
“Inside Amy Brener’s sculptures, disparate matter is compressed and congealed to provide kinds which might be acquainted but unusual, resembling otherworldly monuments, reliquaries, fountains, truffles and clothes,” the gallery says. “Largely housed beneath the umbrella title ‘Omni-Equipment,’ these works are containment items for stuff that’s helpful, however disposable and missed–spillage from a society steeped in consumerism. Miscellanea reminiscent of flossers, cocktail forks, auto fuses, nutritional vitamins and Q-tips are recontextualized inside seemingly devotional frameworks, demanding reverence.”