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Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Alain Kirili at Hionas Gallery


“Alain Kirili: In The Round” at Hionas Gallery, April 21 to May 21, 2016

installation view with In The Round (foreground) 2016, painted forged iron, 88 x 45 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Hionas Gallery

installation view with In The Round (foreground) 2016, painted forged iron, 88 x 45 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Hionas Gallery

Despite both coming out of the postminimalism of the 1970s and a close association with the poststructuralists of the Tel Quel circle, French/American sculptor Alain Kirili is at heart a romantic. His aesthetic of “incarnatedness” springs from kinship with the creative principles of Rimbaud and Baudelaire. A student of calligraphy in his young years in Paris, the “drunken” brush has long informed the whirling linear dimension in his work. A spare yet voluptuous three-piece show, one for each room, at Hionas Gallery offers an essay in the notion of drawing in space. To view this installation is to be enlisted as a participant in a freely improvised choreography: a dance to the music of time.

Until May 21 at 124 Forsyth Street, between Broome and Delancey streets, New York City, (646) 559‐5906


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