"Material Handling" at Robert Henry Contemporary

November 15 - December 22, 2013


Noah Loesberg Molding Shapes, 2012 Plaster, paint and hardware 3" x 8" x 16" each (36"h x 8"d x 144" w overall) Installation view ©2013NoahLoesberg/RobertHenryContemporary

The work in Material Handling by sculptor Noah Loesberg centers on contradictions and meanings they expose. Through shifts in scale and substitutions of materials Loesberg recontextualizes everyday items from our built environment into objects of rarefied ubiquity. Common things often overlooked or simply ignored by most of us are for Loesberg full of beauty and rich with metaphoric potential. In the past he has appropriated storm drains, sewer pipes and smoke detectors among other things. This exhibition will feature two site-specific sculptures, and 4 pattern oriented charcoal and graphite drawings on paper derived from architectural sources.
Noah Loesberg received his MFA in 1994 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL and his BA in 1990 from Bennington College, Bennington, VT. He has received fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council, a residency from Dieu Donne Papermill and was awarded CAAP grant from the City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs.  This is his second exhibition with Robert Henry Contemporary and he maintains his studio in Ridgewood, Queens, NY.

Robert Henry Contemporary presents the compelling work of emerging and established local and national artists. We feature work that is both conceptually challenging and visually engaging, focusing on but not limited to minimal and conceptual abstraction.

robert henry contemporary
56 Bogart St
Brooklyn, NY 11206
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