March 22 – April 21, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, March 22 at 7 pm
Several threads of Serdar Arat’s work come together in this exhibition. The earliest work in the exhibition, from 1987, featuring an actual metal vent attached to a black and white lithograph, begins the exploration of the next thirty years: reality always teetering in between two and three dimensions, incorporating actual depth alongside its illusion, both teasing and contradicting our perception of depth.
The latest piece in the exhibition, however, is Arat’s first and only fully three dimensional work: a thirty-foot-long sculptural landscape installation, strewn with over a hundred forms and fragments, in mixed media including bronze, copper and ceramic. A lifetime’s discipline of subdued three dimensionality, is punctuated with the explosion of sculptural forms, coming straight out of the metaphorical imagery of the paintings and works on paper.