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Noah Loesberg: Remote Barrier Storage

April 13 through May 25, 2018

Opening reception: April 13, 2018, 6-9pm

Highway barriers install1
Noah Loesberg
Highway Barriers, 2018
Wood, MDF and paint
10' x 10' x 8'h (3m x 3m x 2.4m)

robert henry contemporary is pleased to announce an exhibition of new sculptureand drawings by Brooklyn based artist Noah Loesberg.

Noah Loesberg: Remote Barrier Storage
April 13 – May 25, 2018
Reception: Friday, April 13 from 6-9pm

This exhibition is featured in Sculpture 56: a six-week, multi-gallery contemporary sulpture event at 56 Bogart St.

Brooklyn, NY – March 13, 2018 – Through shifts in scale and substitutions of materials, sculptor Noah Loesberg recontextualizes items from construction trades, architectural details, patent drawings, illuminated manuscripts and for this exhibition, concrete highway barriers. Common things, like windows or molding profiles or concrete highway barriers that are often overlooked or simply ignored by most of us are for Loesberg full of beauty and rich with metaphoric potential. By transposing the ubiquitous into the unusual Loesberg brings to our attention the pleasure of ornament, the visual satisfaction of patterns and the beauty in banal everyday objects.

This exhibition will feature an installation of highway barriers commonly made of concrete recreated by Loesberg in wood, to scale. Stacked for concise storage, highway barriers, although used for safety and traffic control, are usually a sign of road construction and therefore annoying delays as we speed along the highway. By his skillful re-creation of these ignored but necessary objects Loesberg extracts beauty from the mundane and asks us to contemplate our cultural assumptions and re-evaluate what we assume. His exploration of materials and context offers us a perspective to see common objects differently and manipulates our preconceived notions of beauty and value.

Noah Loesberg received his MFA in 1994 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL and his BA in 1990 from Bennington College, Bennington, VT. He has received fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council, a residency from Dieu Donne Papermill and was awarded a CAAP grant from the City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs.  This is his third exhibition with Robert Henry Contemporary, and he maintains his studio in Ridgewood, Queens, NY.

 

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