Dylan Spaysky “Tacky Glue” at Clifton Benevento, New York
Clifton Benevento is pleased to present “Tacky Glue”, a solo exhibition of recent work by Detroit-based artist Dylan Spaysky.
Carved, whittled, glued and plumbed, Spaysky’s artworks possess a homespun temperament that might point toward the handiwork of a garage hobbyist or homemaker. Carpeted sculptures resembling cat towers are contorted to evoke figures with bad posture. Holiday decorations are compressed into wreath-like Tondo assemblages, while dish sponges are hacked into tiny cappuccinos.
Shaped by personal history, Spaysky attempts to reconcile off-the-shelf consumer product as talisman or personal artifact. He pulls material from thrift stores that trade in the excesses of comfortable suburban lifestyles, and as such, his work encourages a dual conversation about abandonment and endurance.
A new series of sculptures draw upon “door harps” as their inspiration. Bending themes of domesticity with decorative impulse, his work gleefully expresses an inability to make amends with authenticity.
at Clifton Benevento, New York
until 19 December 2015
Detox Fountain, 2015
Tulip Field Harp, 2015
Christmas Wreath, 2015
Fruit Clock, 2015
Flip Flops, 2015
Stripes Tower, 2015
Dylan Spaysky “Tacky Glue” installation views at Clifton Benevento, New York, 2015
Courtesy: the artist and Clifton Benevento, New York.