Peter Fischli, Untitled, 2018, cardboard, newspaper, paper, enamel, 4 7⁄8 × 4 7⁄8 × 9 3⁄8".

Peter Fischli

Reena Spaulings Fine Art | New York

“Two different types of glue have been used: wallpaper glue and white wood glue. All sculptures and pedestals have been painted first with a mixture of indoor emulsion paint and champagne chalk. Additional layers of color were applied using acrylic, silicate paint, gouache, or enamel, and in this way a variety of surface effects, patinas, and sculptural looks have been achieved.” The resolutely deadpan style of the press release for Peter Fischli’s debut exhibition here (a version of the show was installed at the gallery’s sister location in Los Angeles earlier this year), with its steadfast refusal of hyperbole, is as endearing as the works themselves.

Gathering two lithographic prints and thirty-three small, untitled sculptures modeled after humble objects, such as tin cans, plastic bags, and cardboard boxes, the exhibition showed the Swiss artist to have retained the light touch for

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