Crash employs gestural conventions of traditional ceramic figurines in order to disrupt our expectations of them. The speed, violence and chaos of the moment portrayed adopt the measured waltz-like pace conjured by a Rococo formal vocabulary. The intent is to evoke the dread-filled slo-mo one might experience in an actual crash, paired uneasily with the lyricism and fragility conveyed in the ceramic material. Dimensions: 9 inches x 15 x 26.
Allegories, October 2005 exhibition at Nancy Margolis Gallery in New York.