Paola Pivi is usually known for creating eccentric animal sculptures that embody human mannerisms. Spanning the familiar to the strange, the Milan-born, Alaska-based artist seeks to challenge her viewers perception of space and understanding of reality.
Her latest exhibition, Free Land Scape is a noticeable departure from her figurative work, but one that is arguably the most immersive to date. Housed at Perrotin’s New York outpost, the show invites audiences into a 100-foot tunnel of denim draped around the white walls of the space. “The white cube is actually a magic cube of protection, which allows an artist to make the best possible art and the viewer to focus in the best possible way,” she said in a statement.
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Characteristic of her past work, Pivi regularly employs utilitarian materials in her practice, from feathers, ribbons and now denim. “Free Land Scape creates a little magic for the adult who climbs on it: suddenly the body becomes one of a child again, fearless of falling, swimming in denim, exploring space and movement in a fluid and weightless way,” Pivi added.
The exhibition is nearing its final days and will be on view at Perrotin New York until July 29.
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