PAMM Project Gallery: NICOLE CHERUBINI
10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Cherubini mines the history and formal possibilities of clay to create works that range from spare, tense minimalism to exuberant and brash decadence. For her new exhibition at PAMM, 500, the artist created a new body of interrelated, free-standing and wall-based works. Comprised of a diversity of objects, this exhibition responds to the architecture of the space and expands on the artist’s previous body of work, incorporating new shapes and materials into her lexicon.
Clay has been Cherubini’s primary material for 20 years and she employs a specific constellation of forms and techniques, which have come to constitute her unique vocabulary. These forms are variously reinterpreted, conjoined, stretched, embellished, and combined with other materials to create discrete works that suggest an investigative and experimental approach to sculpture.
Cherubini’s work is indebted to an abiding engagement with clay itself and the core of her project resides in her ability to bring the medium’s particular materiality, forms, and history to bear on the ongoing dialogue of painting and sculpture.