Press Release



CRG | Alexandre da Cunha at Frieze New York

Randall’s Island | Booth A10

Fri, May 10 – Mon, May 13, 2013

CRG Gallery is pleased to present a new sculpture by London-based, Brazilian-born artist Alexandre da Cunha. Known for his use of everyday materials both small (plunger heads, sun hats and kitchen utensils) and large (ironing boards, industrial steel staircases, and cement benches), da Cunha synthesizes these everyday elements into objects that avoid identification and allude to structures and forms from art history. For Frieze New York 2013, da Cunha presents his second work from the Mix series (the first was commissioned for a public space in West London). The artist repurposes truck-sized cement mixers to consider notions of large-scale installation and the monumental.
With Mix (Americana), what may be a nautical vessel or a circus cannon is a simple intervention against a cement mixer’s original orientation and function. By playing with the object that manufactures concrete– a material that is both infinitely pliable and a foundation for larger structures– da Cunha’s material choice echoes his own practice. As cement is infinitely malleable, so is da Cunha’s approach to everyday objects– skateboards, deck chairs, and cement mixers are all seen as equitable building blocks for his sculptures.
Location and Hours:
CRG Gallery, Booth A10
Randall’s Island Park, New York NY
Thursday, May 9, VIP Preview (invitation only): 2pm – 9pm
Friday, May 10: 11am – 7pm
Saturday, May 11: 11am – 7pm
Sunday, May 12: 11am – 7pm
Monday, May 13: 11am – 6pm