Try This on for Sze

by articulatenyc

Random Walk Drawing (Eye Chart) 2011 Mixed media Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York Photo courtesy of Tom Powel

Currently on view at Asia Society is Sarah Sze: Infinite Line. This is the first exhibition to focus solely on works by New York-based artist Sarah Sze, who has been chosen to represent the United States at the 2013 Venice Biennale. Using everyday objects like strings, pen caps, measuring tapes and metro cards, Sze creates elaborate microcosms that toy with notions of perspective and scale. In Random Walk Drawing (Eye Chart) (2001), Sze has taken familiar, banal articles and carefully assembled them in a brand-new fashion, giving them new meaning and purpose. The duster, for instance, is precariously perched atop the pillow, allowing it to tower over Sze’s meticulously constructed network of paper and thread. It is no longer an instrument used for cleaning, but a tool used to demonstrate space and scale.

In addition to the installations, the exhibition also features prints, drawings, and collages by the artist. These, too, demonstrate Sze’s dedication to the exploration of and union between the mediums of drawing and sculpture.

Sarah Sze: Infinite Line is on view now through March 25, 2012 at Asia Society, New York