2A Bathurst Street
Mar 10 - May 9
Tangled planar shapes casting shadows of Matisse, Picasso, and the Pop forms of Rauschenburg, KAWS and Gaudi, the lyrical sculptures of Misha Milovanovich engage the viewer without ever being completely accessible. The distance in the form is manufactured, designed and industrial. We’re not meant to feel anything particular, however twinges of face pareidolia make us identify with these twisted bulbous shapes despite ourselves. Try not to see something human here. The Rorschart tendencies of the shapes find form guided by the commonalities of organic processes and uplifting copulation. In everything, an erection, a penetration and a connection. Milovanovich constructs these actions as processionally sexual yet emotionally light. The elan of the figures perhaps belies something darker. Though scale is so important with sculptures like these, smaller they might appear fetishistic, larger they take on totemic dimensions, our perspective as viewers tells us everything; dark or light, and it’s our stance that defines.
“Milovanovich first commences with her sculptures in wood, which recall the phantasmagorical forms and curvilinear patterns of her paintings, with more complex forms that balance unimaginable postures that belie their material multi-dimensional construction. The artist tends to the steel to varying degrees, shape-shifting and rendering gentle forms in some intense, almost anthropomorphic manifestation. Their contrasting textures— at times monochromatic and others radiant and glossy — convey a sense of visual symphony, featuring the movement of soft patterns, lyricism and crescendo throughout.
Direct and improvisational, the artist’s sculptures recall the breathless balance of Alexander Calder, surrealist nature of Joan Miro’s forms, and Anthony Caro’s structures of mass, just as the lyrical harmony has informed Misha Milovanovich’s art of Isama Noguchi, an inquiry into abstraction by Frank Stella, and uproarious joy of Elizabeth Murray. ” – Exhibition text
Dellasposa presents an online exhibition of new sculptures by Misha Milovanovich, marking her first solo show with the gallery. Details below
Dellasposa Gallery, 2A Bathurst Street, London, W2 2SD
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The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. – Aristotle