FEATURED ARTIST: Nancy Lupo
Nancy Lupo (American, b. 1983) highlights the emotional associations elicited by objects and materials. Her sculptures often have intentionally ambiguous forms that draw directly from quotidian life and yet pervert such notions of the everyday. From some vantage points, Lupo’s floor-based works behave as small-scaled furniture— while from other views, they appear as organic abstractions. Other pieces disrupt known forms like Rubbermaid Brute containers or heart-shaped ice cube trays. Lupo juxtaposes content and form to produce disquieting works, especially by incorporating non-traditional materials like quinoa, chia seeds, nutritional yeast, and kitty litter into her sculpture.
Lupo’s work is currently on view in “Mineral Spirit” at Laurel Gitlen, New York, though August 8 and was recently seen in “Taster’s Choice” at MoMA PS1, New York “The Stuff That Dreams are Made OF” at C L E A R I N G, New York and “Light Night” at Wallspace, New York. In September she will be presenting “Old Zoo Food” with LA><ART and Michael Thibault Gallery in Los Angeles.
Nancy Lupo, Two Haircuts, 2012. Foam, foamcoat and magic-sculp. 47 x 66 x 24. Courtesy the artist.