Plane Space is delighted to present Primeval Systems, Shiri Mordehchay’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. This exhibition of new works on paper will open Wednesday, November 28th, and be on view through Sunday, December 30th. A reception for the artist will be held Wednesday evening, November 28th, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Mordechay, working with ink, watercolor and acrylic on paper (with various other media affixed to the surfaces), creates fantastical drawings of psychologically charged imagery. For this exhibition, her first since completing her M.F.A., Mordechay accompanies smaller autonomous pieces with larger sculptural, installation-based works, all of which are sutured and bound with thread, wire, hair and tape. Incredibly labor intensive, these pieces are meticulously rendered, both beautiful and revolting in their excess.
The subject matter is a conglomeration of surreal elements woven together to create a scene of fragility and abrasiveness that taps into the unconscious. Configurations of skulls, computers, a swimming pool, baboons, guns, erections, bodily fluids, theater seats, gaming tables and countless figures in varying degrees of dismemberment – compose only a small fraction of these extremely delicate and transgressive works.