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Polychromatic Structures
April 9 - May 16, 2015
Cristin Tierney Gallery

Polychromatic Structures features site-responsive installations of Kronschlaeger's geometric polychrome basswood and ink sculptures, arranged according to the light, scale and vantage points of the gallery environment. For this exhibition the artist will also produce a large-scale structure that spreads across the walls of the gallery, bringing three dimensions into a space traditionally reserved for two.

Kronschlaeger's practice is greatly influenced by the avant-garde legacies of Constructivism and post-Minimalism, and he strives to create a phenomenological experience for the viewer. As the audience moves through the space, and light and reflections shift, Kronschlaeger's sculptures morph into new forms. This dynamic is heightened by the artist's adept manipulation of color relationships, which produce optical and kinetic effects evoking the paintings of Carlos Cruz-Diez and the Penetrables of Jesús Rafael Soto.

With their geometric form and variation in scale, Kronschlaeger's sculptures also suggest urban industrial architecture. Similar to a metropolitan cityscape, the works come alive in the tensions between positive and negative space and through the element of human interaction. Shaping the audience's experience of the gallery in this way, Kronschlaeger invites contemplation on how the built environment guides our behavior.

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