Following his gallery residency in Brussels and on-site fabrication, Andrew Orloski presents a sculptural installation called Bounty Hunter that challenges our assumptions about the disposability of everyday objects.
By transforming the humble kitchen paper roll into a vessel of transcendence, Orloski fills the gallery with hundreds of vividly bright white, solid cast plaster replicas that invite viewers to contemplate the boundaries between the fleeting and the everlasting. Despite their industrial material, these subtle and delicate forms highlight the paradox of fragility and strength. The use of plaster, a material traditionally associated with classical sculpture, evokes a sense of timelessness and endurance that further emphasizes the installation’s ability to transcend the mundane. Orloski’s fascination with transformation and translation enables him to reveal the hidden meanings and stories that reside within the material world. His work imbues contemporary objects with a sense of timelessness and reverence, reminding us of the beauty and value that can be found in the most ordinary things and the potential these objects have within them.
As an added dimension to the installation, Orloski has incorporated a unique aspect where a single plaster piece in the exhibition is randomly marked with a symbol on the bottom. By “Bounty Hunting” this rare marked piece, collectors have the opportunity to “hunt” for a rare, 1 of 1 cast bronze copy. The installation utilizes an edition of 200 cast plaster pieces, with only a single cast bronze copy obtainable by discovering and purchasing a plaster version with the specific marking.
Meet the California-based artist at the gallery for the opening reception on Saturday June 10th, from 14:00 to 18:00. The exhibition runs until Saturday July 29th.