Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition of an installation by Petroc Sesti, Vanishing Point. In Sesti’s first exhibition at the gallery, he will transform the 511 West 27th Street space into an illusory space of eye-trickery. Black stripes on the four walls of the space will be contorted into curvilinear lines as the viewer gazes through a transparent sphere of plith, turbine, and optic fluid, situated in the center of the room.
Animated with at once a furious and sedating rhythm, by an ever-changing vortex at its core, Vanishing Point is one in a series of sculptures in constant, but variable motion: both static and fluid, dynamic and stable. Taking liquid curvature as its subject, this kinetic sculpture comprises a vast bell jar filled with a mercurial liquid which acts a ‘crystal ball’, consuming and reconfiguring the landscape in which it arrives. Conceived in the city for the city, Vanishing Point seeks to develop a dialogue between architecture and sculpture; it is a liquid lens through which human architecture is compressed, distorted—liquefied—acting as an interface between the solid forms of the cityscape and the public’s daily flux.