Gary Webb – Diamond Standard

“Diamond Standard”, mixed media sculptures by Gary Webb is the current exhibition at Bortolami in NYC.

Gary Webb - Glo Baby Glo - 2009
Gary Webb, Glo Baby Glo, 2009.

Six large sculptures fill the space with a vitality rarely seen since the height of Modernism. The works go deeper than their modernist skin with a self-realization that maintains relevancy today. Each piece is steeped in history with an attitude of rebuttal toward paths of thought that have largely been abandoned. This sort of fresh review encourages an increased examination of past journeys left untold.

Gary Webb - Hand of Brazil - 2009
Gary Webb, Hand of Brazil, 2009.

The main components are cast aluminum cylindrical shapes that register as organic despite the hyper color palette. These shapes come alive through interaction with other media such as perspex, fiberglass, plexi, bronze, wood, marble, mirror, crystal and brass. The aluminum shapes change their stacked state when confronted with these material collisions. If left unchecked, as in “Big 1” (below) the entity extends to the limits of the gallery.

Gary Webb - Big 1 - 2009
Gary Webb, Big 1, 2009.

Gary Webb
Diamond Standard
May – June 2009

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