Jorge Peris’s large-scale sculptures are composed of found wooden modernist furniture and musical instruments, carved, sliced, and sculpted past the point of functionality, then grafted onto and into one another until they inhabit a wide spectrum of balance and precarity. Peris follows the lines and veins in the wood of the original found objects, tracing his own history in the context of human history, finding music in a cycle of entropy and rebirth.
Scissor Valley People (Birds of a Feather Flock Together)
Michiel Ceulers’ third solo exhibition with Nicodim considers the proverbial “canary in the coalmine” with new paintings and sculpture. Forever employed as a harbinger of imminent danger—Chekhov’s gun with bright yellow feathers—Ceulers concurrently examines the small avian as a sympathetic figure, a totem for the most fragile, the vulnerable, the first to disappear or be disappeared.