Cindy Lisica Gallery presents Ron Ulicny: Xylotheque opening reception
Xylotheque comes from the Greek xylon for “wood” and theque for “repository” or “collection,” and, much like a library or museum, they have immeasurable historic, cultural, and scientific value in their content and purpose.
For his latest solo exhibition, Ron Ulicny creates work that embodies this term, while boasting skilled craftsmanship, fabrication, and woodworking techniques, combined with his established background as a surrealist sculptor. This exciting body of work has been in the making for the last two years, while Ulicny has carefully selected, finely crafted, altered, polished, and the constructed (and, in some cases, reconstructed from nature) materials into magnificent and finely- tuned compositions. The installation includes wall-mounted as well as free-standing sculptural objects that exquisitely reference the human connection with nature and the artist’s relationship with chosen media. His process is one of discipline, study, and sensory experience, with each piece revealing to the viewer an intrinsic conceptual fabric, inherent environmental concerns, and a clear appreciation of global art and design.