Sarah Sze American
Publisher LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University
Not on view
In dynamic and intricate assemblages created with such humble everyday objects as Q-tips, paper envelopes, plastic water bottles, plants, and ladders, Sze explores a range of issues, including value, memory, and perception. Here, the artist conveys a similar poetic power and sense of disorientation in two-dimensional form. Using screenprint, lithography, and digital elements, she layers delicate architectural drawings, art historical references, cosmological details, and renderings of infrastructure, which, when combined with abstract elements, create constellations that seem to expand beyond the confines of the frame. Both Untitled and the later print Night reflect a similar engagement with form, scale, motion, and environment; from a distance, the more abstract elements dominate, yet a closer inspection reveals finely rendered architectural details.