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Ian Pedigo, The Trails of Animals and Other Inanimate Things, 2011, found metal electrical conduit, driftwood, white paint, black paint, black granite, ferrous slate, white chalk, yellow chalk, cable, hardware, 120 x 45 x 48".

Ian Pedigo

Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery

Ian Pedigo, The Trails of Animals and Other Inanimate Things, 2011, found metal electrical conduit, driftwood, white paint, black paint, black granite, ferrous slate, white chalk, yellow chalk, cable, hardware, 120 x 45 x 48".

An Article from Distant Memory, A Necklace of Broken Windows, Skeleton: The titles of Ian Pedigo’s new sculptures and photographs—not to mention his use of shattered glass, driftwood, and bone—lent the artist’s fourth solo appearance at this gallery an elegiac and slightly eerie mood. The artifacts and images that populated “Dawn Goes by Round the Neck” (the title is adapted from Surrealist poet Paul Éluard) have been altered via a series of offbeat formal tweaks and pairings that suggest a quietly experimental, performative approach to object making. But while the artist recasts his raw materials, he also lets each ingredient retain much of its original identity. The results, as the press release suggests, have an intimation of ritual.

Hung high in the narrow corridor that leads to the gallery proper was The Upper Vaults (all works 2011). Two partially sanded squares of

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