Robert Burnier Ne Aro, 2014 Primer on aluminum 8 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, approximately 1 in a series of 20
At NADA Miami Beach ICI will unveil a new exclusive Limited Edition by Robert Burnier. Robert Burnier‘s works are created within what he describes as an “anti-maquette” process. Sculpting the path of a visual landscape through bending, shaping, and warping material he aims to emphasize the non-linear, unpredictable relationship between the starting forms and ending results. The challenge is presented by the materials he chooses, in this case sheet aluminum, and through his unmeditated interventions and intersections the form takes shape. With Ne Aro he explores the issue of the identical, seeking multiple possibilities in a common basis. Each piece is made complete from the exact same beginning structure. The combinations, however, are more a product of circumscribed geometry, physical potential, and subjective decision than the space of set theory. Each edition is therefore unique. For titling the work, Burnier made use of L. L. Zamenhof’s universal language of Esperanto, developed in the late 19th Century. “Ne Aro”, translates roughly as “Non Set”. Esperanto borrowed from existing linguistic traditions in hope of providing a bridge to communicate. This organic approach appeals in its attempt at universality without erasure, without requiring a blank slate mentality, just as Burnier begins with a set structure of material. As well, the translation speaks to the exploration of what combinations are available to us with and also outside of a given discourse or architecture, similar to Burnier’s process. Project L, Booth 2.01 NADA Miami Beach 6701 Collins Ave @ 67th Street Miami Beach We’ll also be bringing along some favorites from Liz Glynn, Marina Abramovi?, Stephen J. Kaltenbach, John Baldessari, Robert Rauschenberg, and Laurie Simmons: Liz Glynn Untitled, 2013 Gold, silver, or bronze-plated 3 Editions of 9 $1,500 Marina Abramovi? Untitled, 2012 do it catalogue (1997 edition), embroidered apron, wooden box Wooden box: 15 x 15 inches Edition of 20 + 5APs $5,000 Stephen J. Kaltenbach Untitled, 2012 Stainless steel, secret contents 12 x 4 x 4 inches edition of 20 + 5APs $8,500 John Baldessari and Monica Botkier Edition of 300 $300 Laurie Simmons Walking Petit Four, 1990-91 Lithograph, four colors 40 x 30 inches Edition of 75 $2,000 Robert Rauschenberg Untitled, Ft. Myers, 1979/91 Silver gelatin print 11 x 14 inches Edition of 75 $1,500 For more information, please contact Jenn Hyland at email@example.com.