Known for his carefully assembled sculptures made from quotidian objects, B. Wurtz has created Untitled, 2019 to benefit CalArts, a brilliant new work in an edition of 20. Wurtz has paired common wooden cooking spoons with large scale images of spoons designed and made by the artist at Dieu Donne, New York, from hand- made pulp paper in red, yellow and orange. Untitled, 2019 continues Wurtz’s interest in playfully distorting our sense of an object’s scale and function, whilst also evoking a disorienting feeling of monumentality.
About B. Wurtz
Wurtz was born in 1948 in Pasadena, California, and lives and works in New York. He opened the major solo exhibition This Has No Name at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, in 2018 while simultaneously presenting his first public commission, Kitchen Trees, through the New York City Public Art Fund. In 2015 he was the subject of a retrospective exhibition at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom. In 2016 the exhibition traveled to La Casa Encendida, Madrid. He has had additional solo exhibitions at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut; Kunstverein Freiburg; White Flag Projects, St. Louis, Missouri; and Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago. His work has been included in group exhibitions at MoMA PS1, New York; Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon.
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