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Peter Ivanoff’s work counterpoints the organic and crafted with the machine made, as he experiments with found utilitarian objects and their hydrocal casts. For him, tools such as crutches and ladders not only reference our initial steps toward technology but also act an our extensions. A native of Wales, Ivanoff is equally fascinated with America’s obsession with transportation, cowboys and time, which he merges in idiosyncratic ways with Eastern philosophy. In the ambiguous White Wheel, for example, a found wooden crutch is trapped by a built hydrocal wheel. In Stand-In, a crutch bent at the bottom becomes a Beckettian symbol of the absurd person singular, The delusive mystery of life’s journey climaxes in The Road, where some fifteen pairs of cast bottles with sails form a giant spiral on the floor. This seemingly blind procession of bottle-boats recalls Noah’s Ark, while questioning in a Zen-like fashion our relationship to the world. --- Sarah Tanguy
 
Untitled
Untitled
We're building the ship as we sail it
We're building the ship as we sail it
Kali
Kali
Kali (Detail)
Kali (Detail)
Mystery Train
Mystery Train
Mystery Train (Detail)
Mystery Train (Detail)
Oedipus Colonus
Oedipus Colonus
Red Wheel
Red Wheel
Red Wheel (Detail)
Red Wheel (Detail)
Road Show 1
Road Show 1
Road Show 2
Road Show 2
Stand-In
Stand-In
The Road
The Road
The Road (Detail)
The Road (Detail)
El Camino
El Camino
End of the Trail
End of the Trail
Green Wheel
Green Wheel
In Search of the Miraculous
In Search of the Miraculous