David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by New York- based artist Katy Schimert. This will be the artist's second solo exhibition at the gallery. The artist recently had solo exhibitions at the Matrix Gallery, University of California at Berkeley; the Renaissance Society in Chicago; and 1301 PE in Los Angeles.
For the upcoming exhibition, Katy Schimert will present a group of sculpture focusing entirely on the human body. The artist has sculpted an array of body parts from clay, which she subsequently turned into ceramics with highly glazed surfaces. The body parts–male and female heads, torsos, arms and legs, as well as organs, such as lungs, brains, hearts and intestines–are shown in the gallery both as works displayed individually on pedestals in one space and as a large accumulation where the body parts are stacked and piled randomly in another. The individual works, some of which are highly figurative while others are very much abstracted, will thus invite two distinctively different readings and perceptions.