New York

Jeffrey Brosk

Sculpture Now

Jeffrey Brosk is a sculptor (and painter) with an architecture degree, so that an interdisciplinary sense to his first New York show is no surprise. This is not to say that the work is uncritical, rather that it is multivalent.

Of the seven works, two are maquettelike and two are reliefs—models, it seems, for the three architecturelike works. But this is not the case—all the sculptures are formally and materially distinct. In an odd reversal (compelled by the strictures of cost and space) the modellike works employ the actual materials of construction, whereas the full-scale works substitute painted plywood (model material) for cement and steel. (Such “duplicity” of materials and of model and finished work is unintentional; still, it must be regarded.)

An “illusionism” of materials, then, makes the work a representation of, rather than an index to or an actual piece of architecture; that

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