Art Parcours Zuoz
Art e Poesias in La Plaiv

Today the Plaiv Region is transformed into an art trail, bringing together local galleries to exhibit alongside permanent and temporary installations and a series of poetry recitals.
For this event, von Bartha is showcasing Gate/Grid, by Andrew Bick. This work, a grid of powder-coated aluminium, marks the artist’s first venture into sculpture. When asked how the work translates to a public, outdoor space, Bick discusses the element of chance within his paintings, the inevitable variation of paint, wax and marker scribbles and how this is reflected in the variation of the outside world. There exists a contrast between the structural rigidity of Gate/Grid, the shifting forms Bick’s work and the variable aspects of Gate/Grid’s surroundings that reflects the contradictions in his paintings, which are at once celebratory and critical of constructivist values. But the interaction between this sculpture and the outdoor space is too complex to be defined as merely juxtaposition, for the sculpture itself also has the potential to change and move; to open and fold. These “shifting shapes” that characterise Bick’s work relate to his constant questioning of how we look.

Image: Andrew Bick, Gate/Grid, 2018, Powder coated aluminium, 310 x 500 x 60 cm, folded: 310 x 310 x 171 cm

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