Yatzer is proud to present “Remote Control”, a multimedia installation including sculpture, photography and drawing by Polish artist Sofi Zezmer at Mike Weiss Gallery, NY. Zezmer, on her third solo exhibition at Mike Weiss Gallery, exhibits a series of creations that are half sculptures, half hybrid micro organisms that seem to have escaped out of a destroyed space station.
Although their shapes and colors are definitely eye catching, there is an undefined sense of danger surrounding them as they seem ready to attack! This contradiction raises questions and doubts and the more one contemplates Zezmer’s creations in search for answers the more is lost in their strange beauty. Not bad at all for an artist that uses common, often underestimated materials such as drinking straws, IV drip tubing, construction netting, film, foil, packing materials, bicycle helmets, cable ties and funnels. Taken out of their context, those materials lose their original meaning and form part of a greater puzzle, difficult to decompose. The result is the birth of new identities and the creation of new systems that stand between the biological and the mechanical, provoking conflicting chains of associations.
According to Sofi Zezmer, her original intention was to shift the common definition of the objects we use to inform our everyday lives and confront the viewer with his or her own relationship to consumption, mass production and overflow. That’s why her recent creations are intended to work as interactive sites, inviting simultaneously accessible multiple viewpoints.
Sofi Zezmer lives and works in Germany and her work has been exhibited in numerous international gallery and museum exhibitions. Most notable were her solo exhibition at Museum Wiesbaden, at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan and her forty two foot long hanging sculpture, Es Darf Kein Mangel Herrschen, commissioned by the NASPA Bank, Wiesbaden, Germany.
For those visiting New York, you are still on time to enjoy Sofi Zezmer’s exhibition at Mike Weiss Gallery that will run until 3 April 2010. One thing is for sure, thrills are guaranteed!
Hints & Allegations LS1 // 2009
Plastic, metal, nylon and glass
8 1/4 x 8 1/4 x 7 1/8 inches (21 x 21 x 18 cm)
Courtesy of Mike Weiss Gallery, New York