Sean Townley “Skin Grafts for CT Scans” at Galerie Antoine Levi
For his second exhibition with the gallery the artist presents a new body of work in which the notion of surface capture is approached from multiple directions. Drawing
upon a collection of three-dimensional scans of classical statuary in which subjects such as animals, martyrs and satyrs are depicted flayed, the artist has produced three
cast carbon fiber skins. These eviscerated forms are shown alongside a calfskin scale model of the gallery that has been flattened by the form of a sickle.
In the front of the gallery space is a urethane cast of the artist’s suit and gloves laid before a looping snakeskin. The space is divided by two pewter lion fountainheads
producing a laser threshold. Between each piece these various methods are treated as equal in the service of severing surface from form. The resulting works oscillate
between iconoclasm and a sacrificial economy in which the surface becomes both sacred and profane.
until 16 July 2015
Sean Townley “Skin Grafts for CT Scans” installation views at Galerie Antoine Levi, 2015
Courtesy: Galerie Antoine Levi.