New York

Elias Hansen


Do you want in?; I used to come here all the time; I could talk to you all night. The titles of Elias Hansen’s sculptures, most of which combine colored glass vessels with a variety of battered found objects in arrangements that evoke an abandoned home laboratory, suggest lines from an intimate dialogue that is at once highly personal and entirely generic. “This is the last place I could hide,” Hansen’s recent New York solo debut, saw the Tacoma, Washington–based artist attempt to fuse a rough-and-ready aesthetic with a refined technical skill (he makes all the glassware himself) in the service of an impressionistic narrative that strives to parlay its partially improvised formalism into a new breed of psychosocial commentary.

Juxtaposing multipart tabletop setups such as I’ve made a lot of love from this one and I always wanted to do this with you (all works 2010) with smaller, wall-mounted

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