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Anita Molinero, Sans titre (multicolores), 2014, concrete, rebar, polystyrene, acrylic, 20 1/2 × 11 × 19 1/4". From the series “Des petits bétons de la petite ceinture” (Small Pieces of Concrete from the Inner Circle Line), 2014–.

Anita Molinero

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Anita Molinero, Sans titre (multicolores), 2014, concrete, rebar, polystyrene, acrylic, 20 1/2 × 11 × 19 1/4". From the series “Des petits bétons de la petite ceinture” (Small Pieces of Concrete from the Inner Circle Line), 2014–.

When activating her potent selections of form and color with the cataclysmic force of gas flames, French artist Anita Molinero does not fully know where her experiments with heat and chemical reactions will lead her. The process she employs can be toxic, even aggressive; the poisonous ingredients of industrially produced plastics are released as their molded forms are violently deformed. Each of her sculptures is a palimpsest of particular urban materials. For the works in this show, she incorporated a green plastic trash bin, ubiquitous both across France and in her work, as well as Styrofoam McDonald’s containers and, like relics of the Berlin Wall, fragments of Paris’s petite ceinture (the ring road that once separated central Paris from its outlying areas). Through Molinero’s process of appropriation, juxtaposition, and frequent blasts of heat, each work becomes a sort of

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