Antony Gormley

BODYSPACE, SEAN KELLY GALLERY, NEW YORK, USA, 2012

27 October - 22 December 2012

For the inaugural exhibition in Sean Kelly's new gallery at 475 Tenth Avenue the artist installed two major works which polarize mass and energy.

SHORE II (2012), comprised of a 10 tonne iron block and a crouched body formed of smaller blocks backed up against it, plays on the relationship of body to architecture. SIGNAL (2012) is a drawing in space. A straight 6 millimeter mild steel line becomes a twisting helix as it maps the inner space of a prone body, referencing the connective structures of electricity and implying a transmission that passes from body to city. In its reduced but rigorous geometry of 90-degree bends the work both uses and escapes from the grid.

Both works that were displayed are catalysts for proprioceptive awareness, which rendered the volumes of the new gallery into a reflexive chamber in which the viewers' passage through space and confrontation with mass is activated and registered.

SHORE II, 2012

SHORE II, 2012
Cast iron
88 x 47 x 57.5 cm
Installation view, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, 2012
Photograph by Jason Wyche, New York

SIGNAL, 2012

SIGNAL, 2012
6 mm square section mild steel bar
25 x 222 x 57 cm
SHORE II, 2012
Cast iron
88 x 47 x 57.5 cm
Installation view, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, 2012
Photograph by Jason Wyche, New York

SIGNAL, 2012

SIGNAL, 2012
6 mm square section mild steel bar
25 x 222 x 57 cm
Installation view, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, 2012
Photograph by Jason Wyche, New York

SIGNAL, 2012

SIGNAL, 2012
6 mm square section mild steel bar
25 x 222 x 57 cm
SHORE II, 2012
Cast iron
88 x 47 x 57.5 cm
Installation view, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, 2012
Photograph by Jason Wyche, New York

CLASP V, 2012

CLASP V, 2012
Cast iron
213 x 64 x 54 cm
LEAN, 2012
Cast iron
186.5 x 46.5 x 42 cm
Installation view, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, 2012
Photograph by Jason Wyche, New York

PLOT, 2012

PLOT, 2012
6 mm square section mild steel bar
132.5 x 49.5 x 59 cm
Installation view, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, 2012
Photograph by Jason Wyche, New York

PLOT, 2012

PLOT, 2012
6 mm square section mild steel bar
132.5 x 49.5 x 59 cm
Installation view, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, 2012
Photograph by Jason Wyche, New York

LEAN, 2012

LEAN, 2012
Cast iron
186.5 x 46.5 x 42 cm
Installation view, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, 2012
Photograph by Jason Wyche, New York

CLINCH, 2012

CLINCH, 2012
Cast iron
189 x 45 x 59 cm
ABSTRACT, 2011
Cast iron
81 x 62 x 72 cm
Installation view, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, 2012
Photograph by Jason Wyche, New York

RESORT II, 2012; ABSTRACT, 2011; CLINCH, 2012

RESORT II, 2012; ABSTRACT, 2011; CLINCH, 2012
Installation view, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, 2012
Photograph by Jason Wyche, New York

CLASP V, 2012

CLASP V, 2012
Cast iron
213 x 64 x 54 cm
Installation view, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
Photograph by Jason Wyche, New York

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