FICKLE GROUND BY SARAH TORTORA
RECEPTION: APRIL 30TH, 6-9PM
In Fickle Ground Sarah Tortora will present a body of sculptural works, both freestanding and on the wall, which features the particular lexicons of equestrian monuments alongside those of institutionalized Modern sculpture. Commemorative monuments always designate a specific event, feature a specific identity, in a specific location. This type of crafted form thus becomes an attempted signifier for a resolute identity or account of history. Inversely, the institutionalized display of Modern sculpture does not possess this site-specificity. The pedestal, if not an integral part of the work, becomes a tactical mediator between the object of desire and the exhibition environment. The works presented in Fickle Ground, culled from common construction materials, speak to the ways in which archetypal structures become embedded in intuitive notions and motions of place-making and artistic production.