For his debut at Luhring Augustine—also his first solo show in New York since 2010—Richard Rezac presents new and recent sculptures that occupy the walls, floor, and ceiling of the gallery. Formed out of simple shapes, finished pieces by the Chicago-based artist tend to cut sleek, angular silhouettes that suggest they belong squarely under the umbrella of geometric abstraction. Less apparent—but more compelling—is how the Chicago-based artist imbues his structures with countless details that nod to art, architecture, and design history.
From Luhring Augustine:
The sculptures quietly connote everyday sources, leaving the viewer with a sense of familiarity and closeness. Exceptionally precise in their execution, with each decision carefully considered by Rezac, the sculptures are made to be looked at and thought of with absorption.
Richard Rezac, Chigi, Pamphili, 2019. Aluminum, painted cast bronze, woven cotton, 25 1/2 x 26 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches.