The visual art component of borders echoes back to materials used in LEIMAY’s past works – latex skins and molded aluminum mesh – that catch, cover and uncover the body in a space-between, where corporeal outlines and densities are broken, dissolved, and reimagined. During the process of Becoming- Corpus, the flesh of performers was imprinted into thin skins which now, years later, hang in the middle of the gallery as an architecture of artifactual memory. On the walls, latex encloses clay figures that are dismembered by space and suspended in light: a figure caught in a floating point. The body’s form becomes lost and reimagined by absence. In another sculpture series, mesh aluminum masks are enclosed in concrete. A glimpse of a wire face peers out from the irregularities in the concrete, the exposure of which is both vulnerable and peculiar. Together the pieces embody anonymity and familiarity. By layering permeable, opaque, and broken textures of material, multiple states of erasure and discovery suspend the human figure in time; a moment of transition into which past and future collapse.
Peter J. Sharp Lower Lobby
321 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Opening Thursday, February 18th, 2016 following the premiere of borders, 8pm. Tickets here.
Exhibition is open February 19-21, 10am-6pm.