Untitled (Architeuthis) By David Zink Yi, (Photo By Geoffrey Dicker)
Peruvian artist David Zink Yi works in all different types of artistic medium including film, photography and sculpture. Above, you can see his unique sculpture of a giant squid as displayed on the floor of the Houser & Wirth Gallery. The 16 foot long squid (weighing 660 pounds!) is crafted from ceramic coated with a lead and copper glaze. For this exhibit, the artist has it laying in a pool of what appears to be the squid’s own ink, but which is actually dyed corn syrup! Compare the photo above, which shows art fans mingling around the squid at this past Wednesday’s opening party, with the photo below of the squid on the gallery’s bare floor prior to staging, to get an idea of its impact. The squid is part of Zink Yi’s first New York City solo exhibition Pneuma, a group of seven experimental works that juxtaposes the various types of artwork through which Zink Yi expresses his vision.
David Zink Yi’s Pnuema is on Display through July 29, 2011, at Hauser & Wirth, Located at 32 East 69th Street, New York NY 10021. Gallery Hours Are Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM.