125 Maiden Lane – New York, New York
August 01, 2013 – January 07, 2014
Allen Glatter’s aluminum sculptures gracefully undulate, warp. and radically change depending on point of view. The sculptures reference the artist’s harmonigraph drawings, a Victorian-era device for making automatic drawings based on musical theory. The fusion of Victorian pop-technology and click hyper-modern materials results in a body of conceptually rigorous work. Glatter’s early sculptures translated his drawings into three dimensions; his new works move away from direct interpretation and utilize the drawings as reference points rather than blueprints. The sculptures are nuanced, understated, and reward close looking. Glatter installed the works to encourage viewers to walk fully around the sculptures and encounter their many facets.
“Smoke” and “Screaming Target” is curated by Jennie Lamensdorf and sponsored by the Time Equities Inc. (TEI) Art-in-Buildings. TEI is committed to enriching the experience 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.