works by MARC-ANTHONY POLIZZI
The installations are constructed of large-scale found objects such as pianos and occupy entire walls and corners of the gallery. The exhibition is colorful and contemporary with an appropriately summer-time focus on water.
Polizzi, originally from upstate New York, received his MFA from Tulane and is now living and working in Kansas City. He has worked at Sculpture Space in NY and served as a visiting artist at PRATT and Tyler School of Craft. Polizzi’s background is in glass-blowing, but over the past several years he has expanded his work, creating new pieces based on everyday objects which he can transform. Polizzi describes his work in his own words:
My work uses a process of reconstruction and unification to examine the domesticated chaos of the post consumer world. This area where the relatively ordered and relatively disordered coexist and interact might seem like a contradiction, considering the more austere and violent sense of chaos. However it is in this gray area in which I construct my work. These installations draw on the history and narrative properties of found objects, to bring out the human connection often lost in the glimmer and glitz of an ever growing material culture.