New York

Marilynn Gelfman-Pereira

O. K. Harris Gallery

Michael Singer’s work casually annotates nature’s random aspects; Marilynn Gelfman-Pereira transforms evidence of its structural regularity into a series of elegant, intentionally artificial constructions. Forked twigs, chosen for their similarity of size and angle, are judiciously pruned to uniform lengths and positioned in various configurations with the tips of the branches touching each other, thus producing rough imitations of geometric figures. These are then interlaced with miniature wire sculptures of a highly constructivist character.

Pereira has always worked on a small scale. Her previous pieces, formal constructions made entirely of wire, were rarely more than a foot high. Some included tiny figures, suggesting that they were models for larger works, but none was ever produced. Indeed, their delicacy confirms the propriety of their miniature scale. There is no such ambiguity in

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