Gallery  June 7, 2018  Megan D Robinson

Tarik Currimbhoy’s Kinetic Sculptures “Sway” at Long-Sharp Gallery

Artwork © Tarik Currimbhoy, Images courtesy of Long-Sharp Gallery

Tarik Currimbhoy, "Rocker." stainless steel, 9" in diameter x 2" deep, edition of 11.

Now at the Long-Sharp Gallery, Tarik Currimbhoy’s first solo exhibition, Sway, fascinates viewers with over a dozen kinetic sculptures, ranging from 9" in diameter to 3' tall. Crafted from stainless steel and bronze with mathematical precision, the sculptures draw on Currimbhoy’s experience as a designer and architect. Expertly fashioned, their sleek, geometric shapes balance or rock in response to gravity and compression. They look striking both at rest and in motion. 

Tarik Currimbhoy, "Pendulum"
Artwork © Tarik Currimbhoy, Images courtesy of Long-Sharp Gallery

Tarik Currimbhoy, "Pendulum," bronze, 18" tall x 11" wide, edition of 11

Tarik Currimbhoy, "Pendulum"
Artwork © Tarik Currimbhoy, Images courtesy of Long-Sharp Gallery

Tarik Currimbhoy, "Pendulum," bronze, 18" tall x 11" wide, edition of 11

The essential issues explored in Currimbhoy’s sculptures are those of gravity, balance, movement and stasis; all are addressed with formal beauty and fineness that belays the underlying exactitude of the mathematical calculations. The scientific is presented with magical imagination that compels us to probe into the world of rules and laws not always associated with the subject expressiveness of art.

Curator Charlotta Kotik

Tarik Currimbhoy: Sway runs through June 30. For more information, visit http://www.longsharpgallery.com/exhibits-new-york/

Tarik Currimbhoy, "Rocker"
Artwork © Tarik Currimbhoy, Images courtesy of Long-Sharp Gallery

Tarik Currimbhoy, "Rocker." stainless steel, 9" in diameter x 2" deep, edition of 11.

Tarik Currimbhoy, "Rocker"
Artwork © Tarik Currimbhoy, Images courtesy of Long-Sharp Gallery

Tarik Currimbhoy, "Rocker." stainless steel, 9" in diameter x 2" deep, edition of 11.

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Megan D Robinson

Megan D Robinson writes for Art & Object and the Iowa Source.

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