Siobhán Hapaska: The Nose that Lost its Dog: Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

March 26 - May 1, 2010
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Press release

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery is delighted to present, The Nose that Lost its Dog, a group of exceptional new sculptures by Siobhán Hapaska that comprise the artist's fourth solo exhibition with the gallery. Immaculately crafted, Hapaska’s works are resonant combinations of disparate images, forms, and narrative styles that explore the tensions between presence and absence, life and death, nature and artifice, threat and safety, and surface and interior, while leavening the heaviness of these topics with wit and pathos.

As with many of Hapaska’s iconic works the sculptures in “The Nose that Lost its Dog” incorporate a wide-ranging vocabulary of materials. These new works examine notions of intuition and its relationship to choice and consequence, and investigate themes of conflict and resolution in both historical and contemporary contexts.

All installation images above: Photo by Jean Vong