gabriela salazar

Eye of Palm

Efrain Lopez Gallery
July 29 - September 4, 2016

Reviewed in The Brooklyn Rail by Elliot J. Reichert
Featured on Daily Lazy

A wooden railing—structured to support and lead a body——— 
                                                                                                                                      designed to follow
the wall—
displaced from this position———
                                                                    measuring a room—a spatial, yet tactile navigational tool—
a compass realigned to unknown cardinal directions.
A field of round forms; textured, varied, eroded; made for or by the hand; from another place,
placed or landed here.                      Measures of the space, and the limits of the body
within the space;

                                                                  a system of cairns
dispersed from an unknown peregrination.
Gabriela Salazar fills Efrain Lopez Gallery with a coded transmission: a matrix of dots bracketed by a continuous line. Salazar’s “graspable” sculptures—handrails and stone-like objects—continue her exploration of the transmission of narrative, possibility, and history via the built environment. Through the exhibition’s mise en scène, the artist implicates essential structures of human relationships to material, and nests bodily locations through implied proprioception.