Robert Strati: Layers, an exhibition of 6 new three dimensional wall works that explore unseen realities. Strati, who’s name means layers in Italian, uses ubiquitous materials like clear packing tape and steel wire to create whimsical, layered compositions that appear to float off the wall. The resulting shadows add to the subtle suggestion or implication of spaces beyond what can be easily seen and that might lie somewhere between the surface of the sculptural object and the wall.
Motivated by interests in the interactions of art, architectural theory, music and science, Robert Strati’s work draws from musical notations, engineering schematics, architectural plans, alphabets, nodal networks and maps. Strati’s archival Ink-jet prints and sculptures in wire, balloons and packing tape are formalist explorations of two and three-dimensional space that seek to expose subtle, sometimes unseen aspects of our lived experience.