Inbar Shiryon

November 9th, 2016 - December 31st, 2018
249-251 19th Street - New York, New York

Curated by Roberta Axelrod

Remnants is a commissioned installation inspired by the building's history as a furniture factory. Constructed from repurposed components of old furniture and cabinetry, each sculpture is imbued with layers of history. The stored pasts ingrained in each piece of wood come together in the sculptures, creating a collection of memories in this contemporary reinterpretation of traditional cabinetry. The repurposed wooden remnants act as a reference to the repurposed factory, which has been transformed into a vibrant living space.

While at first the sculptures seem neat, clean, and well balanced, upon closer inspection it becomes clear that the work is comprised of a combination of misfit pieces, and the work reveals its intentional lack of balance. Inbar Shiryon sees beauty as imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. Guided by these ideas, Shiryon emphasizes asymmetry, simplicity, modesty, and intimacy, combined with irregularity in her work.

Born in Jerusalem, Israel, and based in New York City, Shiryon holds a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. her works have been exhibited in Israel and New York.

Time Equities Inc. (TEI) is committed to enriching the experiences of our properties through the Art-in-Buildings Program, an innovative approach that brings contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists to non-traditional exhibition spaces in the interest of promoting artists, expanding the audience for art, and creating a more interesting environment for our building occupants, residents, and their guests.