Casting the Negative
Daniel Faria Gallery is pleased to present Casting the Negative, a group show of works by Iris Häussler , An Te Liu and Jennifer Rose Sciarrino.
The artists featured in this exhibition utilize sculpture as a means of engaging with their shared interest in the process of casting. Each artist explores new sculptural possibilities in relation to their own craft by plying materials, formal concerns, and interests distinct to their individual practices.
Throughout her 30-year career, Iris Häussler has consistently employed wax in her work, by either embedding everyday objects in wax, or simply using it as pure material. The three works included in this exhibition are cast from an improvisational process favoring the unknown. The forms have been cast from a void-like hole in the ground that Häussler dug by hand. Pouring beeswax into the hole creates a cast of the negative space. Traces of Häussler’s hands in the soil are subtly captured in the beeswax.