thru Nov 22:
“Big Brass/Light Opera”
Magnan Metz Gallery, 521 W 26th St., NYC
Biewald transformed the gallery space into an 18th century European parlor room, recreating the period's lush opulence and sophistication. However, the glamorous presentation is askew as the encapsulated scene has the tell-tale signs of a rogue stag run amok, a chaos ensuing as a result of a sparring within the space. Inspired by the visual intricacies found in historical masterpieces such as Diego Velázquez’s Las Meninas (1656). Biewald uses similar visual cues that allude to an outside viewer within the narrative forming a discord between perspectives.