Copper pipes cut to various lengths gather in the center of the gallery space to offer a provisional physicality. Richly saturated reds, blues, greens and metallic gold, bent and twisted metal, and deformed glass tubes suggest endless permutations of material form. Sculptor Nina Canell, through the annealing process of heating and cooling, works with the residue of her materials’ transformation. The effects of time and temperature visibly imprint themselves onto her basic materials. Born 1979 in Växjö, Sweden, educated in Dublin, the artist now lives and works in Berlin. This exhibition catalog follows her major US solo exhibition at Midway Contemporary Art, and also includes reproductions from beyond this particular context. The slim hardcover with its distinctive marbled cover documents the trajectory of Canell’s practice exploring the transformation and permutation of materials and in the context of their dissolution. Includes a conversation between curators Dieter Roelstraete and Monika Szewczyk as well as an essay from Steven Connor.
6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches / 216 pp / 83 color
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MIDWAY CONTEMPORARY ART, MINNEAPOLIS