Anonymous Sculptures is an exhibition of new work by object designer–maker Kenny (Yong-soo) Son, which pays homage to the work of Bernd and Hilla Becher of the same title. For Kenny, the Becher’s photographic documentation of civic structures, particularly the series of water towers, informs hollowware pieces that function as vases but take their cues from the shape, form, and textures of these stoic constructions.
Kenny’s precise application of his craft and preference for geometric forms lends itself to the subject matter, while the cold machine aesthetic of his inspiration is transmuted by the maker’s hand into something of warmth and immediate beauty.
Anonymous Sculptures will exhibit at Modern Times as part of Craft Contemporary.
October 9 – 22
Online & In Our Fitzroy Gallery