New Installation by JOEL SHAPIRO at Rice Gallery

• February 12, 2012

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New Installation by JOEL SHAPIRO, image © Nash Bake

Shapiro’s Rice Gallery installation, on view through March 18, is a gravity-defying array of color, form, shape and line. Wooden elements, vibrantly painted with supersaturated pigment and casein, seemingly levitate in the air as they are held in tension by string stretching from the center of the gallery’s floor to points on the ceiling.

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New Installation by JOEL SHAPIRO, image © Nash Bake

The individual elements are physically tied to the surrounding architecture, yet seem completely free from it as they float and twist in a state of suspended animation. The configuration is at once formally rigorous and utterly spontaneous, as color and form appear to simultaneously implode and explode from the center of the gallery space.

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