29 October 2010 - 4 December 2010
Opening Reception 29 October 2010 8pm
The Weight of the Ocean
Starting from an interest in history as a site of continuous formation, erosion and fossilization, Buecking’s work often explores the physical and metaphorical iterations of geology and the effects of time. For this exhibition she presents a series that traces a specific understanding the artist has of the phrase “all that is solid melts into air,” specifically linking the material and existential implications of the phrase. Presented in groups or pairs, the drawings are delicate accretions spray paint layers that chart the possibility of how a concreteness might dissolve into an impalpable weightlessness. Echoing a tenuous sense of eternity, The weight of the ocean suggests the inconsolable of neither all nor nothing.