Art In America

Damián Ortega

at Gladstone Gallery,
530 W 21st St

 

Suspended from the gallery's ceiling on fishing wire and hovering a few inches above the concrete floor, Damián Ortega's twisted metal sculptures look calligraphic even before you notice that the shadows cast on the floor are 25 lowercase cursive letters ("u" is missing). The "deconstructed" nature of Harvest (2013) echoes one of the Mexican artist's most well-known installations, a disassembled Volkswagen Beetle suspended piece by piece.

 

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