The Tanya Bonakdar Gallery is pleased to announce Winter Work, an exhibition of new sculpture by Charles Long. This will be Long’s first solo show in New York in six years, and his fifth solo show with Tanya Bonakdar Gallery.
Since the early 1990’s, Long has held an intensely personal conversation with the history of sculpture, particularly modernism. In Winter Work, that dialog continues but resonates with influences from the ancient worlds of the imagined past and the transforming promise of a future science. These themes richly inhabit the present-day drawings of Long’s 7-year old son, which have become the central inspiration for Winter Work. Talismans, satellites and shelters are built from symmetrical structures that encase and protect an inner core. Or do they?