New York

Peter Reginato

Tibor De Nagy Gallery

Peter Reginato’s welded steel sculptures are fine examples of a consistent sculptural tradition, investigating concerns that carry through from Picasso, Gonzales and Smith. Although Reginato’s work over the past several years has gone from more contemporary to less contemporary to more traditional—a chronological step backward—these pieces are still well “put together.”

There are four large sculptures—three vertical structures and one horizontal piece. Reginato’s cut-out shapes are combinations of flat-against-curve-against-cylindrical forms. He uses both flat solid forms and flat open-shaped spaces. Each sculpture simultaneously harmonizes with and cuts into the space it occupies. The sculptures are slightly larger than human scale. The embodied gesture of cutting into space is the physical realization of a drawn line. For Reginato, the drawn line and the three-dimensional form are interfaced

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