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Untitled
1997


Untitled
1997


Untitled
1997


   German-born artist Max Mohr produces sinuous sculptures made from wooden armatures covered in flesh-colored medical prosthetic material, and in some works he incorporates a pale blue scrim. While the forms he uses suggest body parts, they also resemble medical instruments. Some of them are contraptions that might be described as erotic. The seven recent works on view in this show, small and medium-sized wall reliefs, formed a representative view of Mohr's project while suggesting a new direction for his work.

Among the most fascinating pieces is a sculpture that looks like a bathtub hung horizontally on the wall, and a number of box-like forms featuring open sides covered with translucent, brilliant blue scrims. These works do not seem to be exactly body-related, and are perhaps more akin to architectural forms. They appear to herald an exciting new departure for this 35-year old artist whose work has already found a place at the forefront of contemporary German sculpture.

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