Gray Contemporary presents Sarah Elise Hall: "Composite" opening reception
Gray Contemporary will present Sarah Elise Hall: Composite. For her first solo exhibition with Gray Contemporary, Hall’s work will be displayed in both rooms of the Gallery.
Hall's work straddles the boundary between sculpture and painting. She uses discarded and recycled plastics as molds to create multiple casts. The resulting casts reveal the minimal industrial markings of the containers they come from but also evoke imagery of erosion and fossilization due to the organic casting method and materials. The cast sculpture/paintings, which Hall refers to as slabs, are made from dry powder pigment, pulverized marble and binder. The palette (black, white and ultramarine blue) is suggestive of geologic materials such as coal, graphite, marble and lapis lazuli. Through these slabs Hall is imagining a fiction about our future environment in which a multitude of disposable and non-biodegradable containers will fossilize and become trace evidence of our 21st century throwaway culture – geological forms in the shape of industrial mass-production.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view until January 6, 2018.