Rhona Hoffman Gallery is pleased to present Cast, a solo exhibition by Richard Rezac. Featuring a series of works made within the last year—a period whose insular time has been marked by recollection, in the absence of new visual material or experiences entering an artists' frame of reference—the exhibition underscores Rezac's four-decade career of invention and permutation in sculpture.
Since the 1990s, the artist has crafted modulations of the Baroque, presenting the control and calibration of architectural details and subjects in unexpected and elegant combinations.
Following a residency at the American Academy in Rome from 2006–07, Rezac's ongoing interest in Italian architects Francesco Borromini and Andrea Palladio are revisited in Cast, combining elements such as readymade doorknobs, crown moldings, Florentine costume, and structural building plans in expressions of enigmatic geometry. Whether floor-based, wall-bound, or suspended, Rezac's relational objects possess an inextricable connection to the body of the artist and the viewer alike.
From arabesques fashioned to the scale of the artist's forearm, to the miniaturized scale-shift of a skyscraper transformed into an abstract architectural model, Cast embodies each of the functions its title implies—how one form is poured into the outer edges of another, how actors enter and exit a stage, how a shadow falls.
April 2 - May 8, 2021