Helmut Lang’s columnar sculptures line the walls of Sperone Westwater in an army of clusters. Lang created the works while reflecting on his career as a fashion designer, taking a medley of old fabrics, zippers, buttons, and other items, stuffing them in casting tubes and molding them in resin and pigment. The result are visceral pillars that are strong and imposing, but at the same time battered and vulnerable. They transform his old working materials while also preserving them in time.
Helmut Lang’s sculptures are on view now through February 21.
Sperone Westwater: 257 Bowery, NYC
Complete your gallery hop by visiing these other shows that opened this week.
Katsura Okada: Apetalous II: New Works of Flowers Having No Petals, at A.I.R. Gallery
Katsura Okada reflects on life in Japan after the Tohoku Earthquake of 2011, depicting flowers in their most abstract and fragile form. Her paintings are on view through February 1.
A.I.R. Gallery: 111 Front Street, Brooklyn
Kellyann Burns at McKenzie Fine Art
Kellyann Burns layers pigments on top of each other before scraping them off with with sandpaper and metal spatulas to reveal all new contrasting colors and surface textures. Her hard-edged, abstract paintings are on view through February 8.
McKenzie Fine Art: 55 Orchard Street, NYC
Adam Ekberg: Orchestrating the Ordinary, at ClampArt