Thomas Lendvai
A Series Of ‘Nows’
January 7 to February 7, 2005
Opening: Friday, January 7, 7-9 PM

Plus Ultra Gallery is very pleased to present “A Series Of ‘Nows’,” our first solo exhibition by New York sculptor Thomas Lendvai. In a new site-specific installation, Lendvai transforms plus ultra with a series of unpainted joists, spaced at the construction standard of 16" on center. The exposed wooden beams descend through the space at an angle, as if another building had come crashing through the gallery. Taking Lendvai’s earlier explorations of intersecting planes to their most extreme conclusion, this untitled piece blends cubist notions of time and space with an understated theatricality.

Referencing the notion that there is no perceptible past or future, only a series of “nows,” Lendvai’s installation, although obviously constructed right out of the walls with heavy-duty timber, gives viewers the impression that should they come back five minutes later it will be in a different position. This sense of movement is enhanced by the way that the installation is subtlety activated by the viewer-each vantage point changes the relationships of the beams to the floor and walls (near the front of the gallery the beams are well above the viewer’s head, near the back one must enter the work to stand up fully)-heightening the expectation of what part of the “other building” one might see next.

For more information about contact Joshua A. Stern or Ed Winkleman at 718-387-3844 or info@plusultragallery.com

Thomas Lendvai
A Series Of ‘Nows’
January 7 to February 7, 2005
Opening: Friday, January 7, 7-9 PM

Press

William Powhida, "Thomas Lendvai," The Brooklyn Rail, February 2005

Stephen Maine, "Dateline Brooklyn," Artnet, February 4, 2005

Thomas Lendvai

A Series of Nows
January 7 - February 7, 2005
Opens January 7, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Works

A Series of Nows

Thomas Lendvai, A Series of Nows, 2005


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