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Lloyd Hamrol’s “Multiples”

LLOYD HAMROL’S NEW SCULPTURE, exhibited at the Rolf Nelson Gallery, Los Angeles, consists of nine identical pieces constructed and displayed in such a manner that the spectator is able to systematically explore the variety of shapes the work is capable of assuming. When not required, these expandable and retractable sculptures can be folded and stored away; thus, instead of being stable objects of contemplation these new works are, in fact, “do-it-your self” sculpture kits limited to the parameters of space pre-set and built-in by the artist. Although the work appears to be related to the range of sculpture recently shown in the Jewish Museum’s Primary Structures exhibition, there is no apparent intention to set up either a serial image situation or spatial connections between the pieces and the environment. These nine sculptures are clearly multiples and, as such, are exhibited in a wide

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