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The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of installation, sculpture, and drawings by Caroline Lathan-Stiefel. Known for her expansive and delicate pieces that utilize everyday materials, Lathan-Stiefel is the creator of seemingly weightless, wonderful objects. For this exhibition, she expands her media to include metal casting, digital animation, and more.
The colorful pieces hint at language and biological forms, creating an undeniable humanness just beyond their abstraction. Lathan-Stiefel’s recurring cellular forms are partially based on the rhizomatic networks of the brain. This imagery was provoked in response to an episode of encephalitis suffered by her father in 2012. She continues to explore the brain, especially the areas of speech and language. Using layers of cellular and calligraphic shapes, Lathan-Stiefel’s constructions create opportunities to linger in minutia while basking in their vastness. The exuberance of the sculptures belies the delicate handcraft and attention demanded in their creation. Lathan-Stiefel is able to create beautiful work from a potentially devastating subject matter.
Gallery hours Tuesday – Sunday, 11 AM – 6 PM.