Exhibition:

Collected Trot: Gracelee Lawrence - Exhibition has been extended until February 18, 2023

 

Gracelee Lawrence, a New York-based artist is presenting Collected Trot, her first solo exhibition in Europe of her pioneering 3D-printed sculptures. Her work deals with relationships between food, the body, and technology and is born in the transfigurative space between physical and digital reality. NY Times art critic Roberta Smith recently wrote that “Lawrence ingenuously exploits her small 3-D printers” and described her work as “mouthwatering”, “gorgeous” and “covetable.” Working from scans of her own body combined with various objects, plant, and fruit forms, these digital files render the organic into works of startling originality.

In this exhibition, Gracelee Lawrence melds her personal background as a dedicated classical Dressage rider in North Carolina with that of Vienna’s Spanische Hofreitschule by reinventing visual tropes and playfully skewering the legendary history of the equestrian arts through her digitally fabricated sculptural conglomerations. Here she hints at a gleaming fantasy of the future, with rainbow gradient 3D-printed spurs and weeping strawberries instead of rowels seemingly floating on top of acrylic tubes. Lawrence’s work in Collected Trot brings into question animal versus human versus vegetable agency and hierarchy, and the evolution of our technological progression, from horsepower to the computer CPU. 

Gracelee Lawrence (*1989) is currently an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the State University of New York, Albany. Recent exhibitions include Marinaro Gallery (New York, NY), Postmasters Gallery (New York, NY), Atlanta Contemporary (Atlanta, GA), Kavi Gupta Gallery (Chicago, IL), and HEADLINE Gallery (Vancouver, Canada). Her work has been featured in Artnet news, The New Yorker, Artspace, Beautiful/Decay, and Hyperallergic among others.

Gracelee Lawrence’s exhibition has been reviewed in Les Nouveaux Riches Magazine!

“In “Collected Trot”, Gracelee Lawrence presents a solo exhibition of her sculptural works for the first time in Europe at Galerie Peter Gaugy in Vienna. Moving through scans of her own body which are alternatingly cropped, shrunken or elongated, she engages a dance-like rhythm with repetitions of fruits, vegetables and gently hinted-at floral arrangements.”(Read more: Les Nouveaux Riches)

Those Dimensionless Feelings (2022) Silk PDA 3D print, steel 165 x 65 x 110 cm unique piece
As if a Bridge Could Close the Rift (2022) 3D printed UV Resin, pearl pigment, unique piece
Eternal Audience of One (2022) Silk PLA 3D print 29 x 60 x 50 cm
Just Behind the Leg (2022) (detail) Silk PLA 3D print, acrylic 119 x 28 x 27 cm, Unique piece
Just Behind the Leg (2022) Silk PLA 3D print, acrylic 119 x 28 x 27 cm, Unique piece
Collected Trot Installation
Collected Trot Installation
A Heavenly Lather (2022), 3D printed UV resin, Silk PLA 3D print, acrylic 135 x 27 x 27 cm, Unique piece
A Heavenly Lather (2022), 3D printed UV resin, Silk PLA 3D print, acrylic 135 x 27 x 27 cm, Unique piece
Desiccated Poignancy (2021) Silk PLA 3D print, 28 x 41 x 25 cm, ed. 10 + 2 AP
Without Purpose or Craving (2021) Silk PLA 3D print 30 x 25 x 22 cm, ed 10 + 2 AP
Monoecious Flowers Bloom and Wilt Just Like the Rest of Us (2022) Aluminum, stainless steel, glass
Those Dimensionless Feelings (2023) Silk PDA 3D print, steel 165 x 65 x 110 cm unique piece
Those Dimensionless Feelings (2022) Silk PDA 3D print, steel 165 x 65 x 110 cm unique piece
The Fumes of Beauty (2022) 3D printed UV Resin, pearl pigment, 38 x 38 x 8 cm, Unique piece
Borrowed Courage (2021) Silk PLA 3D print, 26 x 20 x 20 cm, ed. 10 + 2 AP
Chewing the Bit (2022) 3D printed UV resin, pearl pigment 41 x 41 x 6 cm, Unique piece
Collected Trot Installation
Special Hungers (2020) Silk PLA 3D print, 21 x 15x 18 cm, ed 10 + 2 AP
Lack of Permanent Connection (2022) Silk PLA 3D print, 28 x 20 x 20 ed. 10 + 2 AP
Trampled or in your hands (2021) Silk PLA 3D print, 28 x30 x 21 cm, ed. 10 + 2 AP
When Language Fails (2021) Silk PLA 3D print, 30 x 30 x 14 cm, ed. 10 + 2 AP
Collected Trot Installation
A Greedy Cupidity (2022) Silk PLA 3D print, 30 x 22 x 20 cm, ed. 10 + 2 AP