It will also be the first solo exhibition in the gallery’s new Chinatown space. Lichty continues his interest in the poetics of objects with his dramatic use of scale, composition, and combination.
His work involves different types of traditional craft processes upon elemental materials, including wood, metal, lacquer, and biological remains. His placement of objects enlivens the space, producing an atmosphere rich with performative potential.
The exhibition comprises an over-sized, reflective lacquer bowl made using Japanese urushi techniques; a bronze bell, containing cremains, that is set into a wall alcove; a black walnut screen that includes a seat; and a large, taxidermied snake with two bronze rings.