Kamikaze @ PØST
Wednesday, July 18th 2012, presented by Sandeep Mukherjee
The July 18th instalment of PØST’s Kamikaze Shows features paintings/drawings by Claudia Carballada and sculpture by Clifford Eberly.
Where The Two Shall Meet
A sense of duality is strong both visually and poetically within the work of Claudia Carballada and Clifford Eberly. The armature of Eberly’s sculpture is fragile, yet materials and objects transform it into a piece that feels aggressive. At the same time, paint flows over contours of the surface composing meandering lines of color that drip off the precarious and vulnerable form. Viewers can determine similarities in forms, gestures, aesthetic concerns between the two artists. Movement is inherent in both artists’ works. Gestural marks are the foundation of Carballada’s work. The resulting spirited forms evoke a sense of ephemerality, delicacy, and vulnerability. Both imagery and materials allude to something that is momentary and could easily disappear, like vapor. Carballada’s representations of space become materialized in Eberly’s apparently melting, quasi-anthropomorphic piece.