Brennan & Griffin will have extended hours on Friday, March 6th until 8PM. Sacha Ingber: The Word-Killer. February 22 – March 28, 2020
Brennan & Griffin is pleased to present The Word-Killer, an exhibition by Sacha Ingber.
Challenging notions of depth, perception, and materiality, Ingber creates playful models of domestic and architectural imagery, dynamic in their assembly and physical presence. Found/familiar object-ness and craft take root in the same field, and sharing similar poetic sensibility with Ree Morton, Ingber creates cerebral sculptures with conjoined dimensions: biomorphic contours and other geometric motifs combined with gritty ceramic textures are employed pictorially to create map and legend simultaneously.
It is evident a story with lyrical ideologies is being told, and the clues are all too inviting not to track. Secret cloisonné diagrams and several devices for measuring human form adorn an elegant wall sculpture “Conspiracy of Mass;” while in “B-E-L-O-W-A-B-O-V-E”, actual padlocks hang in a birdcage-like ceramic construction, threatening to confine the interior sexuality.
Here is an artist who transcends compartmentalized material usage: one can find a checklist of light industrial product in the work. Aggregate volumes of resin, handmade paper, bound with discarded notebook spirals, create intimate journals of abstract imagery. All of this, tangent to locker room padlocks, ceramic forms, alabaster, and semi-precious metals, act as chorus, harmonizing for the sake of the narrative.
Sacha Ingber (born 1987 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) lives and works in New York. She received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013. Ingber has been an artist in residence at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2013), the Vermont Studio Center (2010), and was a recipient of the Sharpe Walentas Foundation Studio Program Fellowship in 2018/19. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include; Shelves of Mist at Triumph Gallery, Chicago, and Lock Eyed, The Sunroom, Richmond, VA. She has recently participated in group exhibitions at Hesse Flatow NY, Vox Populi, PA, Brennan & Griffin, NY, Motel Gallery NY, and PEANA projects in Monterrey, MX.