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Carl D’Alvia

Derek Eller Gallery
615 West 27th Street, 212-206-6411
May 25 - June 24, 2006
Reception: Thursday, May 25, 6 - 8 PM
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Carl D’Alvia’s oddly discrete and minimal hirsute animal sculptures simultaneously seek to combine disparate and often contradictory themes, such as: minimal/baroque, old/new, comic/tragic, high/low, figuration/abstraction. It is the dialectical nature of these relationships that animates the work and counteracts its stillness and silence. Fanatically crafted and perversely hyper-real, they offer moments of unexpected beauty as a result of collisions, manipulations, and attempted graftings. The works possess an unexpected sweetness and aesthetic charm that derives from D’Alvia’s cultural/medical experiments.
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