Gigi Scaria, Trial, 2017, bronze, plastic, 56 x 36 x 5".

Gigi Scaria

Aicon Gallery

Gigi Scaria, Trial, 2017, bronze, plastic, 56 x 36 x 5".

The array of media in this exhibition was rather startling: two videos and a photograph, all rather large (each took up a wall of its own); sculptures of bronze and plastic, or bronze alone, most small, often serially arranged; and works on paper, variously sized, sometimes watercolors, sometimes subtly mixing watercolor and automotive paint. All but two were made this year, and all were meticulously crafted; the works on paper in particular have a nuanced clarity. Many of these works pictured outlandish, bizarrely constructed buildings: monstrous towers of geometrical babel, as in Ladders of Gravity and Uncertain Terrain, both 2017. Scaria’s eccentrically abstract sculptures also often depict buildings—and in both cases these structures appear oddly agonized, twisting and turning as though in the throes of death. The buildings in his drawings Core and Detached, both 2017,

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