Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dario Robleto at D'Amelio Terras

Probably my favorite show in NY was Dario Robleto's "The Minor Chords Are Ours" at D’Amelio Terras. While most of the works are aesthetically pleasing without the rich content/back-story, they really come alive after reading through his process. I think you will agree:

Dario Robleto
I Wish The Ocean Sounded More Like Dusty Springfield 1996, 2010
32 x 49 x 1 3/4 inches
81.3 x 124.5 x 4.4 cm
Apple blossom seashells, altered sound of shells, glue
A collection of seashells were grouped into a series of pairs. Each couple was then serenaded with a different Dusty Springfield song for 48 hours at a time. Each seashell’s partner was then returned to the shore

(center) The Remorseless Force 2011
dimensions variable
lithographic and digital prints in 32 parts, a collection of ephemera (posters, flyers, handbills, tickets) from live events of now deceased musicians

(left) Untitled (Don't Decay In The Wrong Arms) 2010
59 1/2 x 45 1/2 x 4 inches
151.1 x 115.6 x 10.2 cm
Silhouettes from grandmother’s and mother’s album cover collections, cut vinyl, polyurethane on wood

(back wall) The Ephemerist's Dilemma 2010
41 x 57 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches
104.1 x 145.4 x 5.7 cm
cut paper, lithographic and digital prints in 28 parts, a collection of ephemera (posters, flyers, handbills, tickets) from live events of now deceased musicians

(in the Ball jars) The Minor Chords Are Ours (detail) 2010
60 x 23 x 23 inches
152.4 x 58.4 x 58.4 cm
Vintage mason jars, vintage wooden spools, stretched audio tape, minor chords, linseed oil, willow
The minor chords from a family’s 60-year record collection were isolated to audio tape, stretched into thread, and spooled.

(image on wall) Dario Robleto
Candles Un-burn, Suns Un-shine, Death Un-dies 2010
46 x 65 1/2 x 2 inches
116.8 x 166.4 x 5.1 cm
Digital C-print mounted on Sintra, a collection of stage lights taken from the album covers of live performances of now-deceased musicians


Katharine said...

Nathan- did you see any interesting artists doing figurative art in an exciting way?

Nathan said...

Not that I recall actually - there was a George Condo retrospective up at the New Museum which seemed to be attracting a lot of hype. By no means did I make it to every gallery in NY though - I mostly wandered Chelsea and museums.


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