I’m Burning Here
This is Luciana Lamothe's second exhibition at the gallery, it consists of seven steel sculptures, four of which are site-specific, positioned between the floor and the supporting beams along the ceiling, while three smaller, parallel works rise up from the floor. Of the latter, it is not clear if they are growing towards the ceiling or if perhaps they once spanned the entire vertical space and have since decayed. Each work is made from structural metal pipes that have been assembled with the scaffolding clamps typically used at construction sites, however, atypically, Lamothe weakened the structural integrity of the pipes by corroding, burning and drilling into them. In so doing, she has rendered the materials ambiguous. Are they structural or sculptural? Supportive or dangerous? Strong or weak? Durable or decaying?