Larrie is pleased to present Kristen Wentrcek and Andrew Zebulon’s inaugural solo exhibition CRAWL SPACE, opening Sunday, February 21, 2021.
In CRAWL SPACE, Wentrcek and Zebulon encapsulate a surreal and abstract distillation of the unseen places that exist just inches away from our every-day reckoning. Drawing on the concealed sites of our corporeal and industrial underbelly, the works in CRAWL SPACE evoke the silent, unspoken spaces within and around us that hide in plain sight.
Repurposing primarily American-made industrial materials, Wentrcek and Zebulon turn the unseen inside out. No longer out of sight and out of mind, vestiges of aluminum tube, sod, grease, cast urethane rubber, and cellophane easter grass are suspended in hermetically sealed bags and exposed in both free-standing and hung sculptural form. Captured and preserved in their states of physical decay, the works perform both the claustrophobic darkness of organic decomposition and the cold sharpness of clinical procedure. The underside and underneath become metaphors for the gritty resilience of the American spirit and the darker undercurrents of the American psyche.
Kristen Wentrcek (b. 1984) and Andrew Zebulon (b.1984) are multidisciplinary sculpture and installation artists. Working as a pair, their work focuses on experimental materials and reimagined manufacturing processes. Their work has been included in group shows at Fisher Parrish Gallery, Friedman Benda Gallery, and R&Co, to name a few. In 2019, they were guest critics at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation at Columbia University; and guest lecturers at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan. Their work is made in Brooklyn, New York.