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Lars Fisk, Mr. Softee at Marlborough Gallery

Mr Softee Orb
All Photos By Gail

Chelsea’s Marlborough Gallery is currently hosting the first solo exhibit by New York-based artist Lars Fisk, presenting a group of seven of his signature ball sculptures. Ranging from pea-size to 15 feet in diameter, the works engage mundane subjects from pencil stubs to parking lots. These are fashioned, in their actual materials, into perfected spheres to re-define the object as sculpture. Made primarily by hand in the artist’s Red Hook Brooklyn studio, the sculptures function as a kind of logo for their subject, distilling and encapsulating the physical essence of an object.

Mr Softee Orb

Everyday objects, especially ones whose design is so perfected or irreducible as to preempt change, are among Fisk’s favorite subjects. Others are ubiquitous enough to go unheralded, and the artist is keen to ennoble them. In Fisk’s hands a New York City summer staple, the Mister Softee ice cream truck, becomes a symbol for the city itself — an avatar of freewheeling capitalism and boundless appetite.

Mr Softee Orb

Lot Ball
Lot Ball

While his vehicles have been popular subjects, the series actually originated with simpler sculptures of streets —asphalt spheres (a form with no beginning or end and the three dimensional equivalent of an allover composition) painted with yellow and white lines: an embodiment of movement and the continuous fluid interconnection of paved roads. This idea has culminated in Lot Ball, Fisk’s largest sculpture to date, which stands alone, floor-to-ceiling, in the biggest, most dramatic room of the gallery. Approaching a 1:1-scale distillation of the Queens Costco parking lot, with it’s graphic lines and arrows and formal curbing, the work makes a strong case for beauty in the most banal site imaginable.

Here are some other piece from this fun show!

T and S Self Storage Warehouse First Month Free Ball

T & S Self Storage Warehouse First Month Free Ball

T and S Self Storage Warehouse First Month Free Ball

Trash Can Ball
Trash Can Ball

Street Ball (Cobble)
Street Ball (Cobble)

I think the Manhole Cover is a nice touch!

Subway Balls
Subway Balls: Union Square and Spring Street

My favorites are these subway tile mosaic balls with abbreviated names of stations. Very Cool!

Stop Ball (23rd Street)
Subway Ball: 23rd Street

Mr. Softee By Lars Fisk will be on Exhibit Through October 15th, 2016 at Marlborough Gallery, Located at 545 West 25th Street, in the Chelsea Gallery District!

New Works By Carole A. Feuerman at Jim Kempner Fine Art

Feuerman Swimmer On Ball
All Photos By Gail

Sculptress Carole A. Feuerman is world-renowned for her hyper-realistic, cast resin and oil painted sculptures of swimmers and bathers. They are really quite breathtaking. Jim Kempner Fine Art is currently hosting a show of Carole’s new works entitled The Golden Mean which has sculptures ranging in size from very tiny to large than life. Here are few pieces from the show.

Feuerman Swimmer Small
She even paints water droplets on the skin – very cool!

Feuerman Swimmers Balancing 2

You can read more about the exhibit at This Link.

Carole A Feuerman’s The Golden Mean runs through June 29th, 2013 at Jim Kempner Fine Art located at 501 West 23rd Street, on the Northwest corner of 23rd Street and Tenth Avenue in the Chelsea Gallery District, NYC.

Carol A Feuerman Sign

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Golf Ball

Hot PinkGolf Ball
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Isn’t it beautiful?