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Alex Schweder: His Dilution IV, 2021Featured Artwork
A highlight of the gallery’s presentation at Intersect Palm Springs is the American debut of a new series of inflatable, kinetic sculptures by Alex Schweder (b. 1970, New York, NY). Rising and falling with changes in air pressure, Schweder conceptualizes the work as a sonic instrument made of contrasting elements of vintage weavings of Bulgarian long-haired sheep and the bright twinkling sound of a percussive wind harp placed over a blower concealed in the mirrored base. Activated by a visitor’s presence, the work movement is accompanied by a sonic composition by sound artist Geneva Skeen. Described as “a inflatable installation as an effervescent cocktail of mirror, fur and milk” the sculpture advances the artist’s innovative cross-disciplinary practice Schweder calls, Performance Architecture.
His Dilution IV is featured in the on-site exhibition entitled,Focus on Form: Sculpture Garden which showcases medium and large-scale sculpture at the entry to the fair and Schweder's His Dilution series is concurrently on view at Galerie Barbara Thumm in Berlin, Germany in exhibition entitled,The Third Thing.
Presenting New Works By Gallery ArtistsCherie Benner Davis, Shahla Friberg, Andrew Huffman and Patti Oleon
Featured Artist: Aili Schmeltz
Intuitively drawing in the colors, light, and textures of the landscapes that surround her Joshua Tree studio; Aili Schmeltz (b. 1975, Davenport, IA) inventively seeks visual expression through parallel painting, drawing and sculpture-based practices. The gallery debuts a new large-format ceramic sculpture that builds on the artist’s series entitled, Cairns. Evoking the weathered buttes and mesas of igneous rock of the region; the work’s deep dark color conjures both the earth’s geologic time and Brutalist and Utopic architecture. For Schmeltz, the standing column is at once architectonic and seem like relics of a future utopia. Her work is also be featured in an on-site exhibition entitled, Zzyzx Redux organized by Bernard Leibov which conceptually explores cycles of history that permeate the development in the Southern California desert.
Kendell Carter and Wosene Worke KosrofHighlighting the works of two African American artists of different generations who use text as a focus of their painting practice.
Brad MillerThe newest standing vessels are an altogether new body of work which featured deeply carved surfaces which undulate like torrents of molten bronze and share the metal’s deep green-black color.
Join us at Intersect Palm Springs, February 10-13, 2022WE LOVE PALM SPRING + WE LOVE ART
Intersect Palm Springs Location
Palm Springs Convention Center
277 N Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Opening Night Preview:
Thursday, February 10 | 5 - 9 pm (VIP/All Access Pass required)
Closing Day Bloody Marys and Bagels:
Sunday, February 13 | 10 - 11 am (VIP/All Access Pass required)
Friday, February 11 | 11 am - 7 pm
Saturday, February 12 | 11 am - 5 pm
Sunday, February 13 | 11 am - 4 pm
Tickets are available online at: https://www.showclix.com/event/intersect-palm-springs-2022
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Works from the Fair will also be online at Artsy.net from February 10 through March 3, 2022.
Intersect Palm Springs 2022