PHOTOSTREAM: Raul De Nieves’ “Fina” at the Transformer Station by Anastasia Pantsios

Through Sun 4/28

Mexican-born, New York-based assemblage/installation artist Raul de Nieves builds his complex structures using fabric, beads, sequins, rhinestones, yarn, bells and various detritus to create sculptures informed by the traditional Mexican sewing skills he learned as a child.

His exhibition Fina (after his influential mother Josefina), currently at the Transformer Station in Ohio City, groups his human-like sculptures in intriguing ways. In the main gallery, they’re displayed on mirrored, stepped risers that reach the ceiling and are bathed in blue light. In the smaller gallery, two figures are spotlighted in a tableau with both religious and sado-masochistic overtones, as one, sports a blood-red cross and holding out a tempting apple, tows the second subservient figures behind it.

It’s on view Wednesday-Sunday 11am-5pm (until 8pm Thursdays) and admission is free. Don’t miss it!

View the PHOTOSTREAM here.


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