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Kyle Mosholder

RARE Gallery
547 West 27th Street, Suite 514, 646-339-6050
April 7 - May 12, 2007
Reception: Saturday, April 7, 6 - 8 PM
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Much of Kyle Mosholder’s previous work has been performance based but in RARE PLUS he presents his first public performance. In In Response to the Broken Arm (2007), a sculptural installation and a monumental print dialogue in a very personal investigation as the artist meditates on the circumstances surrounding an accident that led to a debilitating personal injury. Representative of the event, and not a literal recreation, a hand-carved foam wave propels the artist via a hydraulic lever onto an inflatable plastic cushion reminiscent of those used for waterborne recreational activities. The change of the sculpture’s shape created by the lever signifies a passage of time and serves as a symbolic bridge between the accident and recovery. The wall piece, originally a textbook from the `50s to teach teenagers about physics and energy, has been edited by omission as a way to convey the artist’s message most directly. It gives a contextual meaning to the mechanics of the sculpture and ultimately the natural physical forces that were at play during the accident – the catalyst for the creation of the installation.
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