Alex Cascone at Roogla
The complementary steel sculpture, Keep it Balanced, is 3.5 feet tall and features two pieces of steel cut to look like forks, then bent so that one balances atop another on a tine. This sculpture both balances and spins at the same time.
When visiting the show, one’s attention is immediately drawn to The Windmills of Perception. However, it is no less rewarding to spend some time with and absorb the photography and digital graphic canvases and aluminum prints. The photography presents a gritty yet cosmopolitan urban reality as it is, a well-framed slice of life in a world where we are surrounded by metal and stone. The graphic based images maintain this cosmopolitan grittiness, but also add a touch more color and life – the color our imaginations fill in when we find ourselves lacking. Particularly striking is the set of three Greek God in Fountain photographs. Photography combined with a careful touch of graphics present characters which are not quite sculpted, not quite real. Shot at an often-overlooked park in Grand Army Plaza, the photographs remind us that sometimes there is life and humanity in the places where we would least expect them to be.
Come to check out the art, and enjoy some great coffee and other hot and cold drinks. Have a pastry or two, baked on premises and delicious.