Gedi Sibony, Partly Me Manners, 2008, door, paper, 88 x 24 x 4".

St. Louis

Gedi Sibony

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Blvd.
January 23–April 19, 2009

Curated by Anthony Huberman

Gedi Sibony’s works have been a mainstay in major group exhibitions such as the 2006 Whitney Biennial and 2007’s “Unmonumental,” but the artist has not yet received the benediction of a monographic museum show. This first solo outing, then, feels perfectly on cue, as it will present twenty works made over the past four years, including new pieces composed for site-specific installation in the museum’s main galleries. These, in particular, should highlight Sibony’s precise attention to the spaces in which his humble sculptures—sourced from the likes of carpet scraps and hollow-core doors and caressed into juxtapositions that suggest almost anthropomorphic forms—find a provisional place for themselves. An artist-made booklet with photographs taken by Sibony, along with the accompanying catalogue, will offer further insight into the life of his objects.