“A series of monumental works feature organic, terrestrial forms made from resin and earth. In contrast to their raw, earthly matter, a series of highly polished stainless steel sculptures reflect and refract an illusion of the world onto their mirrored surfaces and confound the viewers’ relationship to the space around them. Similarly, several monochromatic voids appear to float on the gallery walls, their concave interiors play with the viewers’ perception of surface and depth and create the illusion of infinite space reflected in their void like interiors.” (from the press release)
Tunnelling Shadow (2014), resin and earth, 313 x 330 x 130 cm.
Gold Corner (2014), fiberglass and gold, 63.5 x 63.5 x 63.5 cm.
Untitled (2013), stainless steel, 292 x 202 x 38 cm.
This show presents recent drawings by the two artists, marking the first time mother and daughter have exhibited together.
“Ms. Kominsky-Crumb has been an artist since childhood…Inspiration seems to come from comics, caricature, German Expressionism, and the “Real Housewives” franchise of cable television infamy… [Ms. Crumb] copies photographs from fashion magazines with results that call to mind the slightly distorted, definitely unsettling realism of the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) artists of Weimar, Germany.”
—Roberta Smith, “Sophie Crumb and Aline Kominsky-Crumb,”New York Times, 18 September 2014
Sophie Crumb, Models (2013), watercolor and ink on paper, 14 x 10 3/4 inches.
Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Lemon Tree Very Pretty (2011), colored pencil, ink, glitter, mixed media and glue on paper, 17 x 14 inches.
In 2007, the Cornell Hip Hop Collection was established through a foundation gift from Johan Kugelberg, who donated his collection of materials that he’d gathered for the 2005/2006 traveling exhibition “Born in the Bronx – A Visual Record of the Early Days of Hip Hop” and the 2007 Rizzoli publication of the same name. The archive was announced at a Cornell-hosted global hip hop symposium in 2008. In the years since, the Cornell Hip Hop Collection has grown to be the largest archive of historical hip hop materials in the world, spanning over four decades and over 200,000 objects including artwork, sound recordings, ephemera, posters, flyers, clothing, and photography.