January 4, 2015

Set Up, 2014, epoxy clay, pigment, wood, 18 x 18 x 12"

2014: The Year in Review

Christian Maychack @ Gregory Lind

Confusing surface and support, freedom and containment, Maychack’s pigment-infused epoxy clay sculptures bounce our attention between the elasticity of the media and their wood “support” structures. Do the “frames” support the clay or is it the other way around? Maychack, by skewering old modernist ideas about how painting and sculpture should to behave, renders the question null and void. Like the shaped canvases of Frank Stella and Elizabeth Murray, at a vastly smaller scale, challenge assumptions, encouraging close examination of their nooks and crannies where the marvelous details of their creation are best savored.