Luhring Augustine is pleased to present new works by David Musgrave in our third gallery. The work will be on display concurrently with our exhibition of paintings by William Daniels.
Studio golem is a looped digital animation in which a creature made of tape traces a course through the studio towards a discovery beyond the wall. The imagery is deliberately reduced: the fully modelled three-dimensional environment appears to be no more than a fine line drawing. The whole sequence, which the artist describes as a ‘living diagram’, is a compact essay on imagination and materiality, two of Musgrave's enduring preoccupations.
The animation is shown here with Lost object, a sculpture based on an object the artist found on his studio doorstep. The elements of this abandoned Easter decoration have been reworked in materials and tones that make it a partial self-portrait, one that suggests a self that exists somewhere beyond the limits of the body.