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Stephen Talasnik's Drawings AndSculpture At Marlborough Chelsea



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Stephen Talasnik’s Drawings And

Sculpture At Marlborough Chelsea

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NEW YORK CITY — Stephen Talasnik’s “Anatomy of Architecture: Drawings and Sculpture” will be on view at the Marlborough, Chelsea, March 13–April 12. The exhibition will run concurrently with an exhibition of work by George Rickey at 545 West 25th Street. This will be Talasnick’s second solo exhibition with Marlborough and his first in the recently reopened Marlborough Chelsea gallery.

“Anatomy of Architecture” will consist of approximately 35 drawings and 12 sculptures ranging from intimate 6-inch sculptures and 16-inch drawings to 4-foot sculptures and 6-foot-wide drawings. Talasnik’s distinctive architecturally inspired forms are rendered in drawings that employ graphite, liquid graphite, ink and collage and in sculptures that explore forms in wood, acrylic resin and bronze.

Talasnik began his education in art in Philadelphia and developed an early interest in rendering architecture and engineering, inspired by the industrial and commercial structures from his environment. He also draws from a deep well of past drawing masters such as Leonardo da Vinci and Paolo Uccello, the inventions of Giovanni Battista Piranesi, the Russian Constructivists and the architectural drawings of Hugh Ferris.

Talasnik’s approach is thoroughly modern, even postmodern, in the way that he constructs his works from the inside out. The structures are dissected, splayed and playfully exposed into unbuildable and unlivable spaces. Thus, viewers are presented the “Anatomy of Architecture.”

Talasnik studied fine art at both the Rhode Island School of Design and the Tyler School of Art. In the late 1980s he lived in Tokyo where his drawings were based on the futuristic architecture of that city. Currently living and working in New York City, Talasnik’s drawings and sculpture have been acquired by numerous major international collections such as the Albertina in Vienna, the British Museum, London; Detroit Institute of Art; National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.; and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

For additional information, www.marlboroughgallery.com or 212-463-8634.

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