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November 2, 2017 to January 6, 2018

Paul Kasmin Gallery
515 W 27th St
New York, NY 10001

Paul Kasmin Gallery

Bosco Sodi: Caryatides

Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to announce Caryatides, the first solo exhibition devoted to Bosco Sodi’s clay cube sculptures, on view from November 2, 2017 through January 6, 2018 at 515 West 27th Street. The show will be Sodi’s first with Kasmin in New York and is accompanied by a new monograph with a forward by Dakin Hart and published by Hatje Cantz.

Sodi employs the systematic approach of minimalism but eschews the cold precision of industrial manufacturing, electing to use traditional vernacular methods that retain the essential character of the local elements of earth, water, air, and fire from which the sculptures are created. Sodi begins his sculptures by extracting raw earth, mixing it with water and sand to form clay –an ancient medium. The clay is shaped and smoothed by hand into solid cubes that are left to air dry in the sun at his studio in Oaxaca, Mexico. Once cured, the cubes are fired in a traditional brick kiln with wood, jacaranda seeds and coconut shells, a process that imbues the cubes with varied terracotta hues, streaks of green and black, and a multitude of fissures in the surface, giving each cube a unique identity.