just finished installing his show “cubic drops” in our san francisco gallery. it’s genius. there’s a wealth of his masterful drawings — in graphite and on aluminum foil and scratched into plexiglass. there’s an astonishing object that’s a drawing in graphite on graphite. and an amazing assortment of his playful and beautiful explorations of drawing and line made 3-d.
a close-up of a drawing on reynolds wrap:
a drawing scratched on plexiglass that is practically invisible except for it’s shadow:
“A cubic drop is a plexi sheet with floor, roof and four walls. Six faces or surfaces to liberate the line from its two dimensions. A drawing/sculpture unit.” – marco maggi
a stack of scratched, two-inch cubes:
“square pencil” (detail) a pencil drawing on a sheet of soft graphite:
once you’re past the virtuosity of his hand (i’m not guaranteeing you’ll ever get there – i’ve been working with him for ten years and haven’t) you’ll find an extraordinary wit and a linguistic prowess. conceptual and formal concerns dealt with in equal measure – smart and gorgeous.