David Castillo Annex is proud to present Tom Scicluna’s site-specific installation, Pinched.
Working with construction-ready materials, Scicluna implements an I-beam arrangement as a productive pause. The sprawling composition animates the exhibition space, dominating the floor as imminently as the financial real estate crisis in the US, and as carefully as the Bauhaus movement sought social redemption in the rigor of aestheticism. The complacency of Scicluna’s exaggerated arrangement, seemingly grafted from the site itself, also bears traces of ironic Absurdism; the viewer’s capacity to swallow art as architecture becomes both graceful in its democracy and frightening in its unquestioned breadth.
Scicluna believes in situational place and artistic situation. By harnessing the meeting of materials, the ability of mass to displace mass, the coerciveness of perspective, and the potential energy of balance, Pinched engages sensationalists and scrutinizers with the acutest attention.
Tom Scicluna was born in London in 1974 and lives and works in Miami. Recent group shows include Rendez-Vous ’08, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, France, in conjunction with the Moore Space European Residency Program; Tuttle, David Castillo Gallery (2008); and Shadows, Disappearances and Illusions, Miami Art Museum (2008).