Current Exhibition

Tess Rafael | Sponge Setting

December 2, 2017 – January 6, 2018

It is the formation, not the form, that remains mysterious. The building material seeps through in slow formation. A soft secretion that lays down the roots of the colors, the calcareous prisms, the “successive layers of mucus [that] spread a coating as thin as a soap bubble over the deep, twisted cavity.” As such the shell appears in its contradictions, “so rough outside and so soft, so pearly, in its intimacy.” There is no hylomorphic edge separating its form from in-formation. There is no scentless liquid of the receptacle which receives the triangles and other figures as they change without taking their shape. The liquid hardens into form. 1

1. Ada Smailbegović, Some Disordered Interior Geometries, 2016