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Felix Schramm, Accumulator 1, 2011–12, drywall, wood, metal, filler, polyurethane, acrylic paint, soil, glass, 98 3/8 x 109 x 54 3/8".

Felix Schramm

Galerie Max Mayer

Felix Schramm, Accumulator 1, 2011–12, drywall, wood, metal, filler, polyurethane, acrylic paint, soil, glass, 98 3/8 x 109 x 54 3/8".

To encounter the new work of Felix Schramm is to go down the rabbit hole. His latest exhibition, “Accumulation,” consisted of three sculptures and a number of photocollages, all of which destabilize the relationship between viewer and sculpture by constantly altering scale. Though they represent a departure from Schramm’s previous large-scale sculptural interventions and his less familiar quasi-figurative polyurethane castings, these new works incorporate aspects of both, leaving the viewer uncertain of his or her relationship to the object. Much like Lewis Carroll’s hookah-smoking caterpillar, the works ask us to account for ourselves, demanding not “Who are you?” but “What are you.”

Hastily painted and constructed with his usual cheap industrial materials, any of which can be obtained at a standard hardware store, Accumulator 1, 2011–12, the major piece in the show, suggests the

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