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Tiril Hasselknippe, Balcony (supplies), 2015, concrete, steel, water, food coloring, 35 1/2 × 35 1/2 × 20 1/2".

Tiril Hasselknippe

Bianca D'Alessandro

Tiril Hasselknippe, Balcony (supplies), 2015, concrete, steel, water, food coloring, 35 1/2 × 35 1/2 × 20 1/2".

Waist-high and not quite large enough to contain a person, four concrete objects punctuated the gallery floor. The exhibition title, “Tub,” suggested they might be containers. This viewer’s thoughts strayed to sarcophagi, wells, or troughs—pulpits, even. The works themselves are each titled Balcony, and, given their imaginative fecundity, respectively subtitled with unnecessary artfulness: residency, survival, supplies, and intersectionality (all works 2015). Three of them appear as if severed from larger volumes, evoking some fictitious previous history as functional objects, or simply suggesting the way in which they might have been made. This fragmented quality gives one of them, Balcony (intersectionality), a decidedly sunken look, its volume drooping slightly into the floor. The objects seem hyper-durable, like bunkers, yet they hover between disintegration and

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