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AARON CURRY: SCULPTURES

Los Angeles-based artist Aaron Curry finds inspiration in a variety of places, from 20th-century modernists like Picasso, Noguchi, Picabia and Calder to science fiction, comic book illustration and skateboarding culture.  The artist’s mashup of influences forms a unique and singular aesthetic, creating a distinctive voice within his generation.

Aaron Curry (b. 1972 in San Antonio, Texas) has exhibited his works throughout the world, including solo exhibitions at McNay Art Museum, San Antonio; The Bass Museum, Miami; STPI Gallery, Singapore; deCordova Sculpture Park, Lincoln; Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah; CAPC Contemporary Art Museum, Bordeaux; Lincoln Center, New York; High Museum, Atlanta; Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin; Kestner Gesellschaft, Hanover; Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo; and Ballroom Marfa, Marfa.

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"Ohnedaruth", 2009
Steel
99 1/4 x 42 1/2 x 48 inches
252 x 108 x 122 cm
CUR 26

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"Bad Dimension", 2009

Paint on aluminum

41 x 122 inches

104 x 310 cm

CUR 50

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"Phantom", 2010
Painted wood
111 x 112 x 80 inches
281.9 x 284.5 x 203.2 cm
CUR 77

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"Ohnedaruth", 2009
Steel
99 1/4 x 42 1/2 x 48 inches
252 x 108 x 122 cm
CUR 26

"Bad Dimension", 2009

Paint on aluminum

41 x 122 inches

104 x 310 cm

CUR 50

"Phantom", 2010
Painted wood
111 x 112 x 80 inches
281.9 x 284.5 x 203.2 cm
CUR 77

Installation view: Aaron Curry, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover. 2010.

“The disparate sources from which it was synthesized allows it to be deployed in painting, drawing, sculpture, and rooms. In turn, his language demands the same flexibility of the world it inhabits. If one is searching for meaning in the work, it can be found here, where there is give and take and give again, and in the affection of humility with which he treats its components.”

Dan Nadel in “AARON CURRY”, page 106, Hatje Cantz, 2019.

 

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"Thing", 2012

Painted steel

116 x 75 x 40 1/4 inches

294.5 x 190.5 x 102 cm

CUR 123

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"BLUBAT", 2013
Painted aluminum
121 1/2 x 95 x 51 inches
308.5 x 241 x 129.5 cm
CUR 180

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"UGLY MESS", 2013
Painted aluminum
217 x 59 1/2 x 95 3/4 inches
551 x 151 x 243 cm
CUR 181

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"WEIRD MIRROR", 2013
Painted aluminum
121 1/2 x 91 1/4 x 55 1/4 inches
308.5 x 232 x 140 cm
CUR 184

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"LAZY COMET", 2013
Painted aluminum
120 x 110 x 64 1/4 inches
305 x 279.5 x 163 cm
CUR 191

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"HOMEWRECKER", 2013
Painted aluminum
132 x 124 x 64 1/2 inches
335 x 315 x 164 cm
CUR 193

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"Thing", 2012

Painted steel

116 x 75 x 40 1/4 inches

294.5 x 190.5 x 102 cm

CUR 123

"BLUBAT", 2013
Painted aluminum
121 1/2 x 95 x 51 inches
308.5 x 241 x 129.5 cm
CUR 180

"UGLY MESS", 2013
Painted aluminum
217 x 59 1/2 x 95 3/4 inches
551 x 151 x 243 cm
CUR 181

"WEIRD MIRROR", 2013
Painted aluminum
121 1/2 x 91 1/4 x 55 1/4 inches
308.5 x 232 x 140 cm
CUR 184

"LAZY COMET", 2013
Painted aluminum
120 x 110 x 64 1/4 inches
305 x 279.5 x 163 cm
CUR 191

"HOMEWRECKER", 2013
Painted aluminum
132 x 124 x 64 1/2 inches
335 x 315 x 164 cm
CUR 193

Installation view: Aaron Curry, "Melt to Earth", Lincoln Center, New York. 2013.

Bypassing New York meant not living there but also not being “New York”, which is to say, being free of linear hang-ups. Discussing his personal cultural stew in a 2016 interview with Artspace, Curry remembers: ”I’ve gone through a Rauschenberg phase where I was just obsessed with the early works and a lot of cardboard pieces. I’ve gone through an Arp phase, and Picasso of course – a lot of Surrealism. I’m kind of a junkie – I really like art. Like, I love it. I’m all over the place, but I definitely think that those Chicago artists had a huge impact on me, because it somehow related to where I was coming from – skateboard graphics and things. There was a graphic quality to it that was easy for me to pick up on.”

Dan Nadel in “AARON CURRY”, page 106, Hatje Cantz, 2019.

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