Everything Returns to Nothing
Everything Returns to Nothing
117 Beekman Street, New York
Opening: Thursday, December 5th 10am-8pm
December 5th-January 26th, 2020
Mon-Fri: 10am-8pm, Sat-Sun: 10am-7pm
"SU CH'E says, People see things constantly changing and conclude something is there. They don't realize everything returns to nothing" -Tao Te Ching
Wallplay is pleased to present Andrew Erdos’ Everything Returns to Nothing. For Erdos, landscape is both a literal and metaphorical measurements of time. The artist has been championed for his haunting and magnetizing glassworks throughout his career. Erdos’ fascination with glass comes from a belief that the medium has a special ability to capture and display time. For example, In the glassblowing process, the difference between a piece cracking or melting is often only mere seconds. And when glass is in its molten state, it is almost like a living organism; producing heat, moving, radiating light, and cooling down until it cracks and the fire dies. The glass can then always be re-melted and re-incarnated into its next form.
For Everything Returns to Nothing, Wallplay and Erdos have brought together many of his most notable glasswork between 2015-2019, including his Mountains, Cauldrons, and Incantations series. The Mountains series will be represented by four distinct glass sculptures, lit from within. Three Cauldrons will also be on display, emanating a distinct glow through each water-filled basin. The glasswork will be surrounded by moving image, illustrating the artist’s own process in creating each piece. Erdos’ sculptures also consistently tie back to his personal and social relationship with the Earth’s natural landscape, which are directly referenced in large photographic prints hung within the space.
As the exhibition proceeds, more Cauldrons more will be added, joining the witching circle, as the artist prepares for future exhibitions at Alfred University, The Chimney NYC, Zona Maco in Mexico City, and the Dakar Biennial. Visitors can visit the artist throughout the exhibition’s run, while he conceptualizes his newest work.
About the Artist
Andrew Erdos (b. 1985) is an artist based in Brooklyn NY. His practice often combines traditional glass blowing and sculpting techniques with time-based media installation. Sculptures, videos, and performances of Andrew Erdos have been shown internationally at venues including The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg Russia, The National Center for Contemporary Art Moscow, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Kansas City, MO and Beijing BS1 Contemporary Art Center. Erdos’ work can be found in the permanent collections of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (Kansas City, MO), the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Toledo Museum of Art, the Knoxville Museum of Art; the Corning Museum of Glass; the 21c Museum in Durham N.C. the Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin Madison, and permanently installed in the city of Sharm El-Sheikh Egypt as part of the Reviving Humanity Memorial.