• Mayer Spivack

    Mario Diacono Gallery

    Mayer Spivack’s quirky neo-Surrealist assemblages of found and fabricated objects track the development of this reclusive artist’s highly personal vision from 1954 to the present. The 14 sculptures presented here are divided for the purpose of this show into “Shrines” and “Golems.” The nine shrines physically and thematically resemble small altarpieces, while the five golems are totemic and idolized. All address issues of ritual and fetishism, and like the best works of H. C. Westermann, they play the anthropomorphic, the inanimate, and the organic off each other with a combination of wit and

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