January 13, 2018
Christian Maychack, Compound Flat # 59
Best of 2017
Christian Maychack @ Gregory Lind
by David M. Roth
Christian Maychack’s sculpture insistently references painting. He invokes its conventions and material hierarchies and then violates them, exercising an intuitive, process-based approach. For this series — a blend of precision joinery and detritus aesthetics rendered in Play-Doh hues and textures — he jammed pigment-infused epoxy clay into wood enclosures, interleaving amorphous shapes with hard-edged geometric forms to suggest windows invaded by mutant growths.