An exhibition of sculpted bronze boxes by renowned architect Peter Marino.
This series of cast bronze objects is Marino’s third, following two previous series produced in 2012 and 2014. The new boxes are finished in a variety of patination techniques: gilded, silvered, and blackened.
In this new series, Marino reveals his deep connection to the traditions of bronze metal work. One of the first and best documented materials in human history, the use of bronze permeates art-historical traditions, from devotional musical bells and coinage to weaponry and statuary.
In “Fire and Water,” six different boxes in limited editions feature designs inspired by organic and mythical forms such as water ripples, dragon scales and rough stone. The boxes, which are functional storage objects, and can take up to a year to produce, are handmade at the Atelier St. Jacques, part of the Fondation de Coubertin, the French national institution for crafts, manual work, and trades.
|Duration||26 June 2017 - 11 August 2017|
|Venue||Gagosian (Davies Street)|
|Address||17-19 Davies Street, London, W1K 3DE|
|Contact||020 7493 3020 / email@example.com / www.gagosian.com|