Catbox Contemporary is proud to present a selection of new sculptures by artist, Alix Pearlstein. The installation, titled, We Shall Run (large land animals, composition), 2021, is comprised of nineteen animal-objects, and remnants of a cat-tree.
Arranged by typological groupings between two platforms, the black stoneware sculptures (part of an ongoing series), resemble bulls, dinosaurs and hybrid beasts. Together, they encompass a personal etymology of shape, texture and type.
The work takes its name from Yvonne Rainer’s 1963 dance, which employed her use of ‘herds’ as a repeated configuration. A long-time reference for Pearlstein, the phrase We Shall Run, a kind of rallying cry, conveys a defiant optimism. Here, it proposes an intention and action for these stationary figures - the presumptive ‘we’ an opportunity to identify.
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