Studio Visit with Denise Treizman at EFA Studios, NYC
Last week I paid a visit to the very cheerful and animated studio of Chilean artist Denise Treizman. Currently participating in the EFA Studio Program, Treizman is halfway through her two-year tenure, and in the midst of a very productive year with several ambitious projects on the horizon. In early 2016, Treizman exhibited in the influential group show 'elmuseo@SVA', a who's who of Latino artists presently working in New York City, as well as showcasing at the popular fair Art on Paper. The NYC-based artist and SVA MFA alum mainly practices in sculpture and installation, as well as producing works on paper. Treizman routinely works with found and readymade materials, using radical and inventive ways to transform the objects in order to explore a dialogue on space, metamorphosis, spontaneity, and abstract sculptural compositions. Using everyday items such as tires, feather dusters, slinkies, metal tubes, etc - refuse from a consumption-driven society - they are then composed into playful and emotionally engaging pieces, intentionally prompting the viewer in fostering a personal connection. In Treizman's universe objects and ideas are in constant movement forming temporary statements and interacting in fruitful and humorous moments.
Denise Treizman's first solo exhibit opens on May 6 at the Cuchifritos Gallery, and is also a participating artist in Flow.16, an outdoor sculpture exhibit on Randalls Island running from May to late October.
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