Obsessed with various surface treatments and playing with notions of packaging, marketing and forms of display, Monahan folds this leaning figure into abstract formations that combine flatness and volume to challenge our
everyday perception of the human body. Monahan captures the tenuous moment when a person can be perceived as a person, a face as a face, before perception fails and imagery disintegrates.
For this exhibition, Monahan left the bronze sculpture stripped of weather sealant, as he is interested in how the bronze will change color and
develop a natural patina over the course of its exposure to Miami Beach’s humid climate.
A Lifer, 2013
Bronze and steel | 236 Å~ 71 Å~ 46 cm (Figure)
Anton Kern Gallery | G3